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Travel Blogs from Costa Rei
... the shower cap, on come the clothes and off I go back to the comfort and warmth of Fifi. Thank goodness Fifi comes with a shower, I thought hang it, I will cook dinner first so Brendan had his shower. As we have been camping in really nice sites we haven't used Fifi's shower for months and guess what, the drain is blocked so no water going anywhere but on the floor, oh joy!! We decided we needed to try to unblock it so Jen has ...
... Villa Corsi, Hostaria di Pomaro, Parco dei Carpini pub and L’Asilo hostel).
Summer and winter recreational: Saint Rocco’s festival, Saint Giovanni’s lights, Saint’s Domenico’s wolf and snakes, Saint Urbano’s banderesi, Saint Lorenzo’s nights, Saint Antonio’s bonfires, living cribs, characteristic dances ...
It was raining today and really cold so we took in the local museum full of Roman antiquities found in recent local excavations, it was small but still astounding that it was over 2000 years ago and they were so civilised. We had a turn up and down the Corso and then went for lunch at the highly anticipated Da Gino, it is only open for lunch and didn't disappoint. We took a little more care than yesterday ...
... local black truffles, oil and parmesan and then pappardelle with fresh ricotta, ham and pecorino, for dessert we had semi freddo and apple cake, we were offered a meat course but declined! The host was generous and gave us a dessert wine and biscuits, all too much but we had a fabulous local Montepulciano red from nearby Prezza. We waddled onto the bus and made it back to Sulmona for a little nap before walking the damp cold streets before an evening ...
For a little variety and to remind ourselves of why we left the cold for winter we caught the 3.5hr train trip through Tivoli to an old country town Sulmona, the birth place of Ovid the Roman Poet. Our B&B, il Marchese del Grillo, is newly rebuilt and with a generous hostess Marta who made us very welcome. Armed with maps and directions we walked around the 13th C town with narrow streets and charmingly old views all around. Snowmelt was dripping ...
Other places to stay in Costa Rei
Via Icnusa, 25, Costa Rei | 3 star hotelfrom $213
Strada Panoramica Villasimius, Costa Rei | 4 star hotelfrom $212
Via Cristoforo Colombo, Costa Rei | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Costa Rei, Costa Rei | 2 star hotelfrom $49
No.16 Xijin West Road,Qilihe District, Lanzhou | Hotelfrom $45