Hotel Palazzo dei Mercanti
Travel Blogs from Ascoli Piceno
... their flocks on the way to summer mountain pastures. There is still part of old toll booth outside.
next stop is farm belonging to Di Emidio family. Their family has lived here for generations and an old mud brick building , known as Casa terra cruda , houses a centuries old olive oil press , still in working order but not in use now. Graziano and his father Antonio explain how it all worked. We have a tasting of ...
... Caitlin (a volunteer from Australia) and Ruth's brother with his family were also there, so quite a full house (which was great fun)! The kids are amazing (Charlie, Joe and Louie), and let's not forget the animal farm (2 cats, 8 kittens, 4 dogs, 4 chickens... I might have forgotten someone :-s) So, our job for the week was to restore inner walls of a 500 year old ruin. We learned how to fill the gaps in the wall using a lime and sand mixture. It ...
... into long think strands and cut them into smaller pieces. Once we finished with the gnocchi we started on the Tiramisu. It is actually surprisingly easy. Nonna had already made large pot of tomatoes sauce as well as some other dishes before we arrived. We have the recipes if anyone is interested.
Next the table was set, the gnocchi was boiled and we sat down to an incredible meal. In addition to ...
... the town band resplendent in blue and red uniforms, the Catholic priests, babies and toddlers dressed as angels plus the new communicants and their families. They walked down from the church and onto the decorated streets while the band played hymns. The parade circled around the town on streets that were decorated and then stopped in the ...
... that supply their eggs, etc. etc. So our dinner that evening was very special. We started with individual plates of antipasto. I helped the ladies in the kitchen put them together. A big of an exaggeration, I just put the melon on the plates while I received a lesson in Italian! What a treat - what tourist gets to do that?
The antipasto plate included my favorite, melone with proscuitto,plus homemade salami,and bread ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed