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... lighter selections, there were plenty of people there so we didn't feel we had to do our bit. We started with Bresaola, rocket and parmesan and smoked goose breast, followed by a lamb casserole for Laurie and veal with porcini mushrooms for Meg, we just had to have another bottle of yesterday's Montepulciano. We came back for a little lie down before going to a local bar and then a small bowl of pasta for ...
... 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 ...
... but we were blessed with sunny weather. Sulmona, south from L'Aquila, is in a valley surrounded by National Parks with hiking in summer and skiing in winter so shares some similarities with Bright in Victoria. Plenty of shops and restaurants so we chose one for a delicous dinner with a groaning antipasti table, papardelle of hare sauce, ox tongue, a delicate tiramisu and, of course, the local wine Montepulciano D'Abruzzo. It rained and snowed during the ...
... we enjoyed a delectable organic lunch of pasta (prima), the best roast chicken ever (seconda), and black cherry tart (dolce). Next major difference of this trip compared to science camp at home? It is perfectly acceptable for the adults to have a glass of wine with lunch and dinner. After dining, we made our way to the bee hives on the property for our lesson on bees and honey. Let's just say the bear beat us to them! The night before, a ...
... warm in Italy, I thought what better way to recharge than head to the beach. I found a super cheap train ticket and hotel in Pescara which is on the east coast of the Italian peninsula.
It was a beautiful place and well worth it. A bit of a catch 22 because, as it was no longer the beach tourist season, a lot of places in the town were closed, so there ...
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