La Fenice Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Massa Marittima
... the baptistery, museum and then lined up (it was an hours wait) for the Panorama dal facciatone. This was amazing and we could overlook the city from above the rooftops. We then were faced with the challenge of finding our way back to the Grom - the gelato shop we saw on our tour, and the Italian Grocer we wanted to visit to try pannaforte. This ended up a bit more difficult than anticipated as we found that just one wrong turn can send you way away from where you think you want to ...
Apologies for bombarding you with blog notifications, but it's been so long since I had a reliable Wi-Fi connection I thought I'd best take advantage of it while I can. As an aside, I had to book into a pricey downtown hotel to make sure you blog readers didn't go hungry for any longer than absolutely necessary, and what does it matter really if no-one pressed OPTION 1 on their handset to sponsor my stay here. I guess having access to soft, white, ...
... yearly Palio horse racing event ( the next one is next weekend, incidentally). It took another two minutes to get to the magnificent Duomo, although I'd already had a great view of it from my hotel room.
The sightseeing had to wait however until I'd performed a task I'd been meaning to do for some weeks. Wait for it!..........the first thing I did after checking into the hotel was to shave off my beard. Our dear, old Aunt Lizzie used to ...
... pa-ta-ta, rump-pa-ta-rump-pa-ta-rump-pa-ta-ta. As the procession completes their is silence in the whole church , which is amazing. After a minute or two , still no noise from the crowd there is a quiet clip clop clip clop and the horse enters ears flicked forward, very calm and beautiful. The crowd is still silent, and all you can hear is the sermon of the priest and the reply of the congregation. The horse is blessed, I couldn't really see what was going on, but sign of the cross ...
... 1 false start. But once they started racing, it was amazing! There were so many people, it was really hard to see, even being very close to the fence. The horses moved MUCH faster than in any of the trials! 1 jockey fell off on the first lap and another one fell off in the second lap. Both were near where we were standing (the most dangerous curve), but we really couldn't see it at the time. Both horses kept in running like champs...it was very impressive to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking