Hotel Nido dell'Aquila
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Boiled the kettle (aka saucepan) for our first cup of tea. It's cold!! The rain only got heavier, so we decided to give the ride a miss and go for a Wienerschnitzel instead! After lunch we walked to another cafe to use their wifi. We started with hot chocolate and apple strudel, and finished with a beer! After dinner we chatted again with Adele and Trevor, then we watched a movie in bed! It's so ...
We got up early and did a 50km loop before the forecast storms. Was a lovely ride! We went over Passo Compolongo (opposite direction), Passo Falzarego and Passo Valparola. We snoozed when we got back to the van and had some warm left over curry for lunch. In the afternoon we spent time trying to fix the laptop, wandered through town and had a beer and a spritz before heading back to the van for dinner. It's bitterly cold! Bring back the hot days and balmy ...
... all the wonderful things we would like to buy (!) and found a couple of local treats including cheese and yoghurt. By the time we hiked back to the van it was 7.30pm. Where did the day go?! We had a platter of cheese, speck, crackers, carrots and apple for dinner, followed by our local Dolomites yoghurt. It's cold tonight!! Almost need to invest in a hot water ...
... but it too was damaged in the earthquake. It was just gorgeous with quaint houses and cobbled slightly hilly streets. We had a coffee then moved on to the ruin of a castle Rocca di Calascio that has the best 360 degree views. We lunched in the small town below, pasta with wild boar for Derek and lamb with wild fruits for me. Very tasty. The lamb was quite gamey.
Again we drove for an hour to the base of the highest mountain in Italy other than ...
... while Derek, Gerry and Neil walked up to an old castle above the monastery. Our room is basic But comfortable with a mezzanine floor where we sleep.Derek dropped the soap in the shower and had to open the door and get out to retrieve it.
We met at 7pm for drinks and a four course dinner was served at 8pm. Beautiful antipasto of local product, pasta, pork with potato and a cake slice. All very good fun as usual.
Bed by 10.30.