Hotel La Lanterna
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Assisi. Spilling down the mountain from the ruined castle; each little lane way a delight to discover. I could easily stay here a week.
We parked the car at the bottom of the hill and walked all the way up to the top of town to start our sight seeing adventures. The maze of alley ways or viccolos of Assisi are decorated with flowers at …
... in Florence. It was great to see all of the castles, ruins, and other awesome structures and hilltop towns as crusied up the freeway. We turned off at Orvieti, which was a convenient location to get off the freeway and start hitting some backroads. We saw an amazing town perched up on a hilltop (it turned out to be Orvieti proper), and were excited to pass near it on our way into Tuscany (technically we were still in Umbria). Italian roadsigns ...
There was so much packing to do, as you can imagine, we have collected a few things along the way, Laurie made me dispense with a few things since I have had a little retail therapy! All is good though and we managed to squeeze everything in. Gea, our landlord, came around for a farewell drink, after she left we went into "Antica Enoteca" in via della Croce near the Spanish Steps for a pasta and a bottle of Nero d'Avola, yum, an early night, we have a big day ...
... tourist area. It was so light and tasty! Our last night we went to the popular restaurant in a cave. The food and wine were so good that when Karen took a bite of the chocolate desert, she couldn't help but laugh. Ridiculously delicious!!
From the wonderful people, the great food and meandering in Etruscan ruins, this city will always have a special place in our hearts.
Until we meet ...
... Spanish and some English to her and she could understand most of what I was saying. I find myself saying things in Spanish and usually most people understand me since the languages are similar. We did pretty well communicating with each other in the kitchen and along with the help of google translate we were able to get to know each other and make pasta. We learned all about her family and her job as a chef and that she makes ...