Villa Mon Repos Hotel
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After 6:15am Mass we got on the bus to go to Monte Cassino. The Abbey for the Benedictines is there. We went up the mountain to the Abbey and had a great tour. The story of the rock is that St. Benedict fell and God made the rock soft so his arm print is there. St. Scholastica liked doves and when she died St. Benedict saw doves. Then we left to go back to ...
... still active. Neil rang a bell and spoke in Italian to a nun who opened the door to the abbey before scuttling off without saying anything. It could be a silent order. She did give us a wave however. There are some lovely frescoes but most interesting was a very old style simple coffin. There was also a statue that I thought was Jesus showing some leg. Turns out it was a saint showing his bloody scars of martyrdom or the plague.
Throw in the occasional blue lake and the picture is complete. It was simply stunning. The town was very cultured with a couple of jewellery shops where I treated myself to a ring that was made by the old man who sold it to me. He is the 13th generation of his family to work in the shop. It was fascinating. We also bought a scarf and a wall hanging made from local wool from a charming talented lady.
... food was fabulous. We were served by her 11 year old grandson. The Italians are very family oriented and all generations spend lots of time together. We had 14 courses of food and four different drinks. We were all totally stuffed long before the dessert which we managed to force down. There were lots of laughs and a good time was had by all. The courses were - crispy pasta with herb butter, pancetta with fresh fig, ...
Woke up early on our next morning in Rome. Breakfast early at the hotel as I was excited to venture out in this city to discover all it had to offer. We started the day cruising to the Fontana Di Trevi to see it in the day light. Then continued on our journey through the back streets trying to figure which way the map was telling us to go. Pantheon was next on our travels we definitely need to stop back there to get some photos inside. We then ...