Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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November 21 and 22, 2014
This morning we packed, cleaned and left by 10 am. The road was pretty easy today thank goodness. Even Rome's ring road, which was horrendous last time, was better today. We got to Cisterna and decided to have a late lunch in the town – so as not to worry Antonietta. Just as well because we didn’t realize that it was her 60th yesterday and ALL THE BOYS and ...
... on a steep slope required innovations in bringing a sufficient water supply, which resulted in beautifully constructed cascades, water tanks, troughs and pools, water jets and fountains in the gardens of the villa. The short trip from Hadrian’s Villa to the Villa ...
... going on in my mind. This past weekend I had the beautiful opportunity to attend a silent retreat. Now normally I would not even consider attending a silent retreat, but having a weekend where I had my own room and bathroom and no one could talk to me and I didn't have to talk to anyone turned out to be very nice and beneficial to organizing my thoughts. Now first I had to get through my Art and Arch exam on Friday, but Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon I was silent ...
... off and will pick us up when we are finished. It was after 12 before we got to the first villa - Vila D'Este which is well known for the fountains in the garden. The villa itself is huge with lots of frescoes ceilings but virtually no furniture or wall coverings. The floors were really cool, very old tiles and worn unevenly, but looked great. The villa was owned by Cardinal D'Este who almost became Pope. The gardens are amazing. There are many, many fountains. There are no pumps ...
... the next train (even though I missed so many trains, it didn't take long because they were all about 5 minutes or less apart). We finally got to the end of the metro where we waited to catch the bus back to campus. 6:00 came and went, no bus. 6:15 came and went, no bus. Finally the 6:30 bus showed up, but at this point so many people had accumulated from arrived metro trains that it was seemingly impossible for all of us to fit in. Insistent we ...