Hotel Al Grappolo D'Oro
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- Swimming pool
- Breakfast Available
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Concierge desk
- Reduced mobility rooms
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Al Grappolo D'Oro Torgiano
Wonderful place with great garden and views of Perugia and vineyards
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Cloudy and cool start to the day. The usual great breakfast served in a glassed in porch overlooking the garden with lovely flowers.
We had thought about taking the local bus to Perugia about 16 km away, but, alas no service on the weekend. Taxi wanted 45 Euros one way. We briefly considered biking which was an optional side trip but our bodies …
... all the time (reminds me of New York City!). But you don't hear horns honking or see hand gestures so it's really a frantic but controlled situation. Everyone drives small cars. They seem to care about the environment having fuel efficient cars, recycling bins everywhere and no trash anywhere. Papa Francesco is starting his Caring for Our Common Home" at home! (By the way that's Pope Francis to you out there who don't know, and he is a big environmentalist). ...
... Assissi. Of course the home of St Francis of Assissi the town is lovely perched atop the mountain But the main attraction is the Upper and Lower cathedrals built for him that house his tomb. Seems they built a gorgeous gothic church but had more funds so built another Romanesque style one on top of it! Lots of priests and monks around ...
... We do not disagree. Unfortunately for us they were engaged in restorative work on the exterior front. The inside was pristine. The church is rich with paintings and frescoes. In fact Mike (aka Michelangelo) reviewed the ceiling and wall art before painting the Sistine Chapel. Bird is also especially impressed with the alternating black and white stone work. Rather surprising they could build such a structure in a fairly out of the way place during the middle ...
... to visit Assisi, which is one train stop down the road. Assisi's main claim to fame is that it is where St Francis spent much of his life and is, in fact, buried there. It is also a historic town, founded by the Romans and following much the same story as many other Italian towns of its size; ruled by the Romans around the turn of the previous millenium, conquered by various tribes through to the Middle Ages and heavily influenced by the Roman Catholic Church. We ...