Hotel il Ghiro
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Woke at 7am to our church bells but had a quiet start as we did not have to meet till 10am. Blue skies and warm. We had breakfast then I went shopping with Carol and the other girls in a tiny deli that sold all local meats, cheeses, oils, green tomato paste etc. the others all tried out their Italian while I asked Carol to order our sandwich. We drove to Corfinio where we sat in the main piazza and had coffee before visiting a monastery ...
Woken at 7am by the church bells right outside our window. I was a bit worried when I saw them yesterday but I was assured that they ring for the last time at 10pm and for the first time at 7am. That was true, thank heavens. Breakfast was good then on the road by 9.15. We travelled to a quite large hilltop town called Scanno through some most beautiful scenery of scattered hilltop villages, rocky outcrops and tall mountains and ...
... I think they heard their own heart echoing. Above that on the hill was a monastery with a quite austere chapel. Derek climbed a hill and visited a hilltop castle where the walls were quite intact but with no roof. We then drove a short distance to a quite empty-feeling village where we went to the restaurant of a scientist who has specialised in growing old grains. She looked a bit like a peasant with missing teeth ...
... down in a square in Milan.
It was wild rocky country and is ski fields in winter. It was cold up there with chilly wind.
We took about an hour and a half to return through villages, wild landscape and fields. It is a very picturesque part of Italy. A varied and very enjoyable day....again.
Dinner was at the monastery and was four courses. The prosciutto has been varied and very good. Dinner was very tasty but too much food. Bed at 11pm.
... 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.