Hotel Vecchia Oliviera
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... Duomo (remember that it is the Cathedral Church) is Santa Maria Assunta. Also built in the 1300's the church like many others has an impressive interior. The styles in this church includes Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, Baroque. It is overwhelming to be in this church and my photos do not do it justice. One of the things that made this church different was that the flooring contains 56 etched and inlaid marble panels. It is covered with carpeting for most of the year and is ...
... the train stopped and started and they put the train on the ship. When the train got down to Calabria, it was put onto a barge to go across the water to Sicily. I remember waking up during the night and feeling as if I was on a cruise ship as we went across the water. It was an interesting and fun way to travel even if we didn't get a lot of sleep.
Looking forward to seeing what Adventures Tom has found for us to do in Sicily!
... shopping but when done, we decide to make our way back to the town square for lunch (see later blog). When we arrive we find a collection of antique cars lining the sides of the town square. Seems there is a group called the "Carovana Romantica” that offers owners of antique cars the opportunity to tour Italy in an organized caravan. There are about fifteen cars in ...
... of Montalcino (Borghetto, Ruga, Travaglio and Pianello) challenge each other in an archery contest, which recalls medieval tradition. This festival is a smaller version of the biggest medieval style festival of the year in October, called the Festival of the Thrush.
Gretchen Becomes An Honorary Borghettessa
Because I learned much more about the festival I happened onto at the Borghetta neighborhood dinner (for 300 people), I will circle ...
... cobblestone hill then down into the town window shopping and taking photos.
The 12th &13th century buildings give way to a large oval piazza that assumes the natural angle of the hill creating a massive auditorium. Perfect for town meetings...or a ROCK concert!
FOOD & DRINK:
We were the only ones in the restaurant this time and while Eli had 'fusilli' ...