Grande Albergo Roma

Via Cittadella, 14 , Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, 29100, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Piacenza

Piacentine Churches

A travel blog entry by hannah.goanna on Jul 17, 2014

2 comments, 67 photos

... even though it was very run down. It had a series of courtyards around it with boys playing cards and football set ups. The second church (Basilica Santa Maria de Campagna) was much bigger and in the centre of town. From the outside it was quite simple but they have recently restored the interior paintings so they were v vibrant. We bumped into an old family friend of Franci's who is a volunteer tour guide there and kindly gave us some postcards and ...

Warning: Long descriptions of food ahead

A travel blog entry by hannah.goanna on Jul 14, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

... balances nicely against the richness of the meats.

Francesco ordered 2 dishes for us to share - tortelli (Italian dumplings) and a traditional dish called pisarei e faso. The tortelli were filled with spinach and ricotta mix. The pasta was so fine that you could see the green of the filling through the yellow pasta sheet. And they are folded together like a little plait down the spine. Francesco described the nonna's who come into the kitchen to do this, their ...

And we're off...

A travel blog entry by hannah.goanna on Jul 11, 2014

5 comments, 51 photos

... I'm not completely useless! After however many hours at the Birreria, we end in the wee hours with Francesco's cousin Alessandro and a couple of other friends in what was once the family pizzeria and gelateria. It burned down in 2007 and Alessandro refitted it but instead of the old school wood, it is now white and stainless steel. Francesco took me on a tour describing the series of 250L vats for gelato at different stages, ...

How to travel with a toddler and infant part due

A travel blog entry by kingswardrobe on Jul 04, 2014

1 photo

... the energy to make coffee in the morning because we are in the land of espresso so we are making this by coffee press and it takes too damn long. This entry is mainly so you understand what we are not doing on this trip and that is spending each evening like this couple across from us at the moment who are enjoying some wine and reading books. I have yet to take out the book I brought with me and only just worked on my resume, which had to be done in the car on the way ...

Second day of drive and then Tuscany

A travel blog entry by tizwoz on Jun 08, 2013

1 comment, 8 photos

... and was there in the morning too. We were not hopeful of a great meal but at the Antica Romea round the corner from the hotel we had a lovely meal at half the price of the previous night in France.

The following morning after a pleasant buffet breakfast, more extensive than the one in France and again at half the price we drove into the old centre of Piacenza. As it was a Saturday it was market day and the place was heaving. Do not fall into the trap of being directed into ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Via Cittadella, 14 , Piacenza.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good