La Melosa Resort
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This was supposed to be a 1/2 day outing..........but We started early in the morning after a lovely salad, grilled vegetables, sausage ( from yesterday), ham and egg breakfast. Sue cooked up a storm! We had heard that we needed to park outside the city wall for the day and walk in. Paid parking of course as car spaces are at a premium. We enjoyed the beautiful sunny clear morning drive but were not expecting the traffic, narrow windy streets and congestion of outside of the wall. It was ...
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, ...
... own time to serve the pilgrims who stay there. As a confraternity, they invite their guests to have their feet washed and receive a hug and kiss in a brief, formal ceremony before sitting down to a communal dinner prepared by them. Everyone was happy to take part and I was especially pleased as I'd heard about it being offered at one of the albergues on the Camino Frances last year and was a bit envious I'd not stayed there myself.
The meal ...
... glasses (as we spoke with our host) made them deservingly so!
Andy was intrigued by the grappa collection for tasting, finding a grappa made from distilled beer, as well as a grappa made from Brunello wine, distilled and aged to make it's potent liqueur. Though good to try, Andy wasn't keen on the very strong alcohol flavor, expecting the more traditional grape taste he was used to.
While we weren't in a position to splurge on an expensive bottle, we did pick up three ...
... ravioli. Oh my goodness....so good, light and very flavorful. I believe there was truffle oil drizzled over the top. Amazing! The owner offered to me a glass of "meditation" wine. It was a vintage 1967 Chianti! I have never had such wine. So light, flavorful and what a treat! Finally, they brought me also a small taste of local grappa. Very strong but a perfect ending to a perfect evening. When I received my ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed