Hotel Piccolo Versilia
Travel Blogs from Marina Di Campo
... full) with happy Italian families, of every age, having a great time. It's hard not to get caught up in the holiday spirit as well.
As an English-only speaker, if you have any expertise with the latin languages, and a good dictionary, you can get by with a smattering of Italian, hand gestures and smiles.
There are MANY great places to stay on the Island and over 100 beaches. We would ...
... sunshine all the way to Marina di Campo on Elba. This sounded like a reasonable place to stay for a couple of nights from reading the Almanacs and Pilotage books but when we got there we found that there were no lines to pick-up for berthing, no-one around to assist us and the office closed. Open Monday to Friday if you're lucky! So Steve had to make up some very long mooring lines, go out ...
... home of Napoleon. The island is small and can be circumnavigated by vehicle in a day. Unfortunately we did not explore to much of the island but did have a chance to stroll around the little harbour, the home to many yachts small and grand. I particularly liked seeing the rows of local fishing boats their bright colours offering old world character. Greens, blues, reds and whites vivid in contrast to the sea water and sunshine, as the locals bought the daily catch, helped ...
Today I had the brilliant plan to drive 2 1/2hours west to Massa Marittima to see the Balestro del Girifalco, an annual medieval crossbow competition. We had to arrive early to get tickets so I planned to continue west to the ocean returning by evening for the event. We arrived before noon only to discover the festival had been changed to accommodate the upcoming holiday. Great! We went the additional 30 minutes to the ocean (Fallonica) anyway ... ...
... I got to see the coliseum and some of Rome’s ancient structures. It was about 8 o’clock when I got done in Ancient Rome and I was exhausted. Luckily, the hostel had some free (at least I thought it was free) food set out in the lounge and I helped myself to more than my fair share. A girl asked me how the food was and I said that it was not that great unless you’re really hungry and not very picky. I got back to my room to ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking