Travel Blogs from Passignano Sul Trasimeno
... We then set it aside to rest and started with the sauces, nice and simple as with everything that's good! Not to mention the fact that all the ingredients came from the garden, and most of them we had to go and get ourselves! A tomato and eggplant sauce for the pasta, and a zucchini and thyme sauce for the gnocchi - the next job.
Sauces made, we got back to the gnocchi - potatos were already boiled, we only had to mash them with a little of the local olive oil and then it ...
Well, today was one of those absolutely perfect "this is my bloody Summer Holiday and I'm going to enjoy it" days! We woke earlyish (ahem 9am!) and I was immediately on a mission to bag 2 sunbeds in the prime spots on the lake front. I dashed down there to lay out my towels like a true Continental, and returned for a hasty breakfast. No time to shower, just grabbed my kit bag full of essentials; sun tan cream, wet wipes, ...
... usual way, by reading, while Lyn went for a bike ride around the lake. He came back enthused by what he had seen and done. He rode about 12 miles and up some incredibly steep hills, does a 1 in 4 gradient mean anything to anyone??
Once he came back and chilled for all of 5 minutes I decided it was time we went for a walk. The nearest town of Passignano was only a mile down the road so we sauntered down there. We walked near the lake, ...
... was a reasonable restaurant at the top, where we had lunch before coming back down.
We then proceeded to the low for the day, which involved a visit to the Grotte di Frasassi. These are a series of caves, discovered in 1971, that stretch for over 30km. We went on a guided tour that showed us about 1km of them. Amazing. Fantastic shapes, stalactites, stalagmites, strange rocks, calcite waterfalls, and everything. Despite mistakenly ...
... but hopefully we stocked up on all we needed to for a couple of days.
By the time we got to the campsite it was torrential rain. When we arrived and ran to reception the owner greeted me by name! Luckily she had arranged a site for us for the whole 4 nights we are here. I booked so late that we had been told that we had one pitch for 2 nights then had to move to another pitch for the other 2 nights. We were so thankful we could stay put. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed