Hotel Il Pellicano
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... us all about talking to the chef and the goings on in the kitchen. So, in the end, the day was a bit of a mixed bag. Just goes to show: you never know what you are going to get when you are travelling. 27 August Drove to the Abbey of San Antimo to listen to the monks' Gregorian Chanting. Four hours driving for 20 minutes chanting. But most of the drive through beautiful Tuscan country. Quintessential ploughed fields, pine lined drives ...
... I assumed someone in the bar would speak English, and my hunch was correct. Yet again, I found myself being taken care of by a woman who made it her business to find a solution to my problems. She phoned places, she took me places, and she finally got me fixed up in parish accommodation I'd previously investigated without success. She even tried to treat me to my fish & and chips supper, but I managed to resist that one.
I don't think the ...
... on the overnight train that would take us to Sicily.
Tom booked us a 2 person room on the comfort car of the train. It had a bunk bed and sink in the room. By the time we got our luggage in, there was barely enough room to turn around. It wasn't quite Envoy class, but at least we had a bed! The train left Rome at 10:30 pm and was to arrive in Catania, Sicily at 9:00am the next morning. We slept off and on throughout the night. It was ...
... views, but of all the towns we went to it was the most crowded with tourists and not as enjoyable to walk through. The highlight may have been our lunch at a restaurant that Tom had found in his research and we easily found it in the town. The view was fabulous, and the food didn't disappoint. We even ordered a local beer made in San Gimignano instead of wine! When preparing for our trips, Tom does a lot of research to find good places ...
We began the day by driving back into the Umbria region to the town of Castiglione del Lago which is on Lake Trasimeno, a large lake on the Umbria Tuscany border. The plan was to rent bikes and ride about 20 km to another town on the lake, then take a ferry back. We finally found the bike trail. It was fairly flat, but after a while the signs had the trail continue on a very busy two lane road. We tried it, ...