Hotel Vecchia Oliviera
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... flowing down natural steps and pools; gorgeous. Whats not on the brochure are the wiggly red fly larvae grabbing onto your chest hair, Italian children splashing warm sulphur water on your hair and in your face, old tanned men lounging with their balls only millimetres from view and the never ending stream of people. Nevertheless in we jumped and found ourselves a nice little spot and enjoyed the water for about 30 minutes. Feeling dried out and a mixture of cold ...
... 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 ...
... bus, we were accosted by a young Italian man, who was cruising us. Peter and I were not the only boys accosted, so was Peter Finney and Rob Collins.
The shuttle bus eventually arrived and the group were shuttled to Montalcino to our accommodation Hotel dei Capitani.
On arrival we changed into some comfortable clothing and went to the Fortress of Montalcino for a wine tasting of Brunello wines which this area is renown for. The ...