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today is our 24th day overseas. Only 12 days until we get back.
So after a late start, we decided that instead of going to Sinea like we originally planned, we would go to a closer town named Gubbio. We hopped in the car, and drove down The White Road, and along other boring asphalt roads to Gubbio (see title if you want to know how to pronounce it correctly.). After quite awhile of driving ...
... it said in one of the guide things that there are grass snakes, vipers, and scorpions (okay. Admittedly the scorpions are only 3 cm long, and grass snakes are harmless, but still...)! We walked up through the grass in blistering heat, until (finally!) we got to the fence that bordered the driveway. I had no idea how we were all going to get across, but then dad gave us all a ...
... posters on stands indicating the filming location of different scenes.
Unlike many of the "old towns", with their very narrow, cobbled streets, many of the medieval streets here were rebuilt with wider avenues after the severe damage caused by WWII. It is also fairly unique amongst the old towns we've seen in having a series ...
... they are maintained, they are smooth and you get to go really fast. All good so far…. but imagine we’re cruising down from Florence to Arezzo (about 70km’s) when we come to the first row of hills – the French and the Swiss would go through the hills but the Italians just made the road over the top. No problems there, but they obviously just make the road on whatever level the hill has, we’re coming down off the hill at 130kph and into ...
... now. HA!!!!
Overall, I had a great time. The city is beautiful, the people are beautiful, the food is amazing, the shopping I'm certainly not going to complain about...But the most important thing is how much the city and probably the country loves the arts. Again, I wish that all my friends and family could have been here to see this.
Today, we are off to Rome!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking