Athena Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Acquappesa
... and helped them drink their beer and eat pizza. A Capriciossa if you were wondering.
He is stayed at the Albergo Blumentag tonight, 55 euros, and looking forward to some Calabrian food. There is also a festival going on in Paola - Il Giorni di San Francesco - and San Fran looks uncannily like a young Kent Nickerson,
Miles today: 130
Keep the faith
... up. After that we had a two hour drive to Calabria where Cerisano is. I had my first drive in Italy OMG, what a mob of crazies on the road, their driving is mad yet so skillful how they manage to avoid each other. It was very strange driving on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the road. I soon got into the swing of things driving through the tunnels and over the huge bridges on the Autostrada. We even drove ...
... that was closed the other night, which Enzo, Adriana, and Federico all say is the best gelateria in Calabria. They weren't lying. The pistachio gelato was so good it actually made me sad--because I don't think I will ever be able to enjoy pistachio ice cream ever again, it will always be a let down compared to this. I am definitely going to try to go there again before I leave.
... it's identity. Still, I knew I had to at least try it. The taste wasn't bad, but I couldn't get over the texture. So after I ate two tentacles I apologized to Adriana and explained that I didn't like it. Her response? No worries, because she doesn't like it either. ...
... It actually has nothing to do with the flavors chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Rather, it references the way that Italians--or at least Southern Italians--pack their gelato to-go. You order three flavors and they are packed right next to each other into a rectangular container. I wish that was how hand-packed ice cream worked in America, it is nice to get to choose more than one! ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility