Hotel Helvetia Thermal SPA
Travel Blogs from Porretta Terme
Accommodation in Euro homes apartment. Drive to Florence parked at station and took two routes of hop on off bus, the city route and up the mountain town of fiesole. Had shopping fix at leather market in Florence. Haggle haggle, barter, barter. Lunch in cafe and tea at home, chicken drumsticks. Big thunderstorm thunder SOOoOO ...
... and they tossed him out of the city and refused him entry so he is actually buried somewhere else . The famous guys are buried around the outside walls and all have marble crypts. The floor of the church has hundreds of buried folk who were prominent people but on a lesser scale. Our last stop was the Bargello Museum which contained a leather school in the basement where you could watch a guy make a small leather wallet just like the one I bought in the Bay for $30 and it ...
Wanted to finish the main sights unseen in Rome. Quick breakfast then tried bussing to the Trastevere district. My changeover at the Colloseo landed me at Pyramide station. Should have paid more attention as no bridge had been crossed. The gates, walls and pyramid was interesting enough though. Took another bus that landed me in the middle of Trastevere and its leafy boulevard. Up ...
... is absolutely packed with people: it’s a bit like walking the Tongariro Crossing. Even the mix of nationalities is similar: as we climb we detect the breathless wheezing of Americans, Canadians, French, Germans and Australians…no other kiwis around today?
Vernazza is just 3km away and the map cites 2 hours for the walk. Two hours? That’s for wimps, we think: being fit kiwis we’ll knock it off in 45 minutes… Exactly ...
... in the restaurant at one time were 2 guys from Willetton (can you believe it!!) and one from Geelong.
Sunday 16/10/11 – today was our sports day…I searched all over Lucca and found the ‘Punto’ (Italian TAB) where they were showing ‘live’ the Rugby semi-finals between Australia and New Zealand…unfortunately I had to watch the Aussies lose 20-6 but the game was incredible to watch…I was sitting with about 20 other rugby ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service