La Casa sul Lago
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Yesterday, January First was a great day with a free morning to catch up on sleep after our New Year's Eve fireworks outing. In the afternoon we toured two special places dedicated to St Anthony of Padua. The first is a church built on the place where died. Pictures will be included. The second is the Basilica of St Anthony. No inside pictures allowed, but there are some of the outside. We had Mass in a beautiful ...
... statue named after none other than yours truly. Yet again we were so happy to have visited this masterpiece during the off season because there were hardly any other people in the exhibition hall and we had a chance to get a good look at the David as well as several of the other Michelangelo sculptures that they had on display. The detail in all of his work was just amazing to see up close and it is made that much more incredible when you all of the sudden remember that ...
... over the mountains. It's all about the view!
Unfortunately it shares the same road conditions as the rest of this region, very narrow and very winding so Phillip could take advantage of the views. My attention however fixed to the matter at hand...getting us both to our destination.
Due to lack of space, I wasn't able to find a parking space in the centre or indeed anywhere near the centre. It was pedestrian only access to the ...
... to Volterra for the novel, but to Montepulciano to take pictures of where the scene was actually shot. So:
It was an unbelievably twisting, corkscrew drive up the mountainside to the town of Volterra. This may have contributed to Hollywood selecting the much more approachable town of Montepulciano as the location for the New Moon scenes. Getting all the movie hardware up to Volterra would have been a harrowing ride ...
Today is a travel day stopping in Assisi overnight, crossing over the Appian mountains, which divide Italy. We stopped at a WWII war cemetery at Montecassino where many allied troops died trying to pass through a valley to get to Rome with Nazi soldiers firing at them from the mountaintop. Eventually, the allies who suffered great losses decided to bomb a 1,000 year old abbey called Montecassino. The abbey was rebuilt ...