Travel Blogs from Assisi
... to confirm! Half an our later we were ready to start - our chef was a lovely Italian guy named Mario (no ****!) And he got us started straight into the dessert - almond-based chocolate cake (well a type of it). I forget the actual name, but Emma wrote down the recipe so we will never forget it!
After that it was off to speak to the owner, Alina, who explained to us their method for producing olive oil. With approximately 2000 olive trees on the farm (makes our 3 trees at ...
... had got so late by then we had to check it was cooked with a head torch! We are now sat outside n the dark, citronella candle burning, listening to tonight’s entertainment outside the bar; an Italian singer who sings well known classic songs….in Italian, and also plays the trumpet. He’s not bad, certainly adds a certain Italian ambience to our last night in Umbria. La dolce vita tonight; life is good!
... usual way, by reading, while Lyn went for a bike ride around the lake. He came back enthused by what he had seen and done. He rode about 12 miles and up some incredibly steep hills, does a 1 in 4 gradient mean anything to anyone??
Once he came back and chilled for all of 5 minutes I decided it was time we went for a walk. The nearest town of Passignano was only a mile down the road so we sauntered down there. We walked near the lake, ...
We passed near Pisa, Lucca and Florence and headed south.
The Italian drivers were a sight to behold. Apparently they live by the motto "white lines, don’t do it!" which means something quite different in Britain. The Italians seem to think that the central white line is for straddling. We drove behind one Fiat Panda in particular who drove for miles completely straddling the line before deciding he (notice, I said ...
... in this area. We had a guided tour with Francesca, and we visited St. Clare's Church and St. Francis' Basilica. Both were adorned with intricate frescoes throughout. Views!! ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility