Hotel Croce Bianca
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With the last few days requiring early starts and lots of family activities and local sights, it's nice to have some relaxed time and a later sleep in than normal. That said, we're still out the door by 10am for breakfast out, and then the short drive to centro for some shopping. High on the list of items is grappa. Our first stop is Poli distillery and it's grappa museum. The museum shows the various methods used over time to distil grappa, and we stop ...
... locals pass at more rapid speeds than we would be comfortable with. After about 1 hour, we catch our first glimpse of the memorial, as the trees thin out and become virtually non-existent at these heights. It's a clear morning with only a few clouds, so the view below is also amazing. There are only a few cars at the car park, and most of those here are cyclists and a few motor bikes are also here. As we walk the rest of the way to the ...
... that sits almost 1,100 meters above sea level and overlooks the Venetian Plain, and during the winter is covered in snow that can get up to 2 meters deep. On our way to Rubbio, we make a stop via a narrow winding road, at the Marcolin cazon, a cabin in the woods where the men stayed overnight when chopping wood. This small building is now in ruins, with only a couple of walls still standing, and the area very overgrown ...
... two different types of Nardini grappa, together with soda water and a twist of lemon, which is quite refreshing with ice. Nardini is the world's oldest grappa maker, commencing its first distillery in Bassano in 1779. We also get an up close look at the bullet holes left in this building by German aircraft as they attacked in WWII, as part of their attempts to destroy the bridge. After a light dinner, we return to the hotel to turn in early, as everyone is tired from a big ...
I woke at 7.00am so snuck out of the room to write my diary
and chat to John on facebook. Greta & Immy arrived at 9.30am to use the
internet while Malcolm and Lizzie headed into Asiago to photocopy maps. Laura
was still in bed when they arrived so we had a late breakfast then headed into
Asiago to run a sprint course that Malcolm set. The boys came too and found a
place to hire bikes – 20 Euros for 24 hours, so ...
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