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Ascoli's main piazza is the simply lovely Piazza del Popolo and seems like it's the living room for the whole town. It's laid with shiny travertine marble which looks wet at night and makes for great reflective photos - hence Noel going nuts with his camera . The historic Cafe Meletti has been trading since 1903, when local Ascolian Silvio Meletti decided he needed a coffee house to sell his increasingly popular Ainsetta liqueur, made ...
... and when we have consumed them we discover he has taken our panniers to our second floor front room. The view of the mountains is fantastic. He offers to wash our bike gear as well. The hotel is just above the town, and there is a stairway leading from the front gate to the main Piazza, where the main road passes through an archway under a clock tower. This is a very old town, quite large with houses arrange along crescent shaped terraced ...
Today we ventured further afield to visit Ascoli Piceno, and explore the old town. We took the little tourist train to get the most out of the visit, which started from the main square - where a lot of the beautiful buildings are built in travertine marble. We also had a chance to try their famous stuffed olives which were yum ...
... So the comedy was the policeman speaking Italian to the drunk, the drunk speaking Spanish to Ricky and Ricky speaking English to Lucy. Rita knows more French than English and Noah has been taking French in school. So, at one point we had Alfio saying something in Italian, Rita saying it in French, then Noah giving the translation. Another highlight was receiving a copy of a letter that Guiseppe had written in the 1940s ...
... But, they had our car with automatic transmission just waiting for us when we got there. Or not. Went from a relatively spacious Audi A3 to a Toyota Yaris. I asked where the giant shoe horn was to get us into this thing -- blank stares. 3. Driving to Alba Adriatica. Once in the car, it was a good drive. Some storms passed through, but those were cool to us Californians. Lisa and I both remarked how different the landscape is than what we are used ...
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