La Locanda del Ponte
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... to the hotel through these narrow country roads. We had an afternoon at the hotel but could not get near the pool for big fat Germans. They were everywhere. Anyway as with Italy, the pool filtration had broken down!! The pool was a little on the murky side. Our afternoon was spent in our air conditioned room! Last night we were taken by bus to a little village called Castellino where we had another four course dinner(how do these Italians do it?)I know that Lord Wolfe wants ...
... It's certainly impressive walking through the massive arched gates that surround the city, but although it's lovely I've seen so many communes now, that they're becoming a little similar...piazzas, duomos, side-walk cafes & restaurants...and I was sick of so many people...so I had lunch, then went back to relax by the pool and work on my tan...of which I must say I believe I'm starting to look quite golden!!
The following day I did ...
... in the tree house bar, waiting for the full moon to emerge from behind the clouds. Then I find a quiet spot in the garden and sit and dream under the light of the moon, and the masses of lanterns and candles that light up the garden and the villa, then like a child go exploring the garden in the moonlight, finding entranceways in the hedging to follow narrow high walled hedged paths, softly walking down pathways until I come to the orchard with ...
... my Prosecco and breathing in the atmosphere....aggh one could get used to this!
I spend the next 3 hours just soaking it all up, and I know I have a contented smile on my face the entire time...wandering the gardens and sitting in various locations, talking to the extremely attentive staff, and enjoying a light dinner by the pond. This place is heaven on earth, so I decide to splash out, spoil myself and book myself one ...
... had bought the ticket which also took us into the Crypt which was only discovered during excavations in 2003. There are portions of frescoes which has never been seen before in a huge area below the cathedral. It went down a long way and looked as though the present day Cathedral had been built on top of an old romanesque church. We then did the Baptistry which has beautiful bronze panels by Ghiberti and Donatello. Lunch came next in ...