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Travel Blogs from Casal Velino
... the corner from our hotel. I didn't feel hungry but we thought we should at least walk there and see what it was like. The food was brilliant and they cooked all the meat on a huge open fire in the main part of the restaurant. The boys had pasta and Geoff and I had a lovely grilled pork chop and sausage patty which sounds awful but was really good. Afterwards we walked home, it was late, almost 11pm and after a bit of reading hit the sack for a long ...
... Perfect, we set up the camp under some gum trees that made us feel right at home, got a load of washing started and headed off to have a quick swim in the surf (which we could hear). The beach was lovely, the waves were probably about 1m at times, and the water was quite warm - but I couldn't see anyone who might have been responsible for that...
After a quick dip we headed back to the camp to cook up a feed - italian ...
... the travellers that we are.
We also went down a lane way where the shopkeepers all make little clay figurines and paint them. They come in a vast array of types. People buy them particularly at Christmas in order to make a Christmas displays, though judging by some of the figurines they are bought for far more occasions.
We then went to the amazing Pompeii.... fantastic... Another ticked off item on ...
... and plants. We past by were some of the James Bonds action had been filmed while crossing the lake. We had lunch across the lake from the town Como. Then we had a walk around before heading back on the boat to do a little bit of shopping. We had planned to go to the Silk Museum while we were there but it was a Monday and everything is closed on Mondays here. Not that we would have had time to fit it in as the boat trip took 50 minutes each way. By for now from ...
... and our hotel was on one of them.
Had a brilliant stay here, such a fun town to explore, such friendly English speaking residents. Enjoyed the little train trip, loved the water limousine though the owner was a little precious about stones on the boat and shoes etc. Enjoyed a guided tour of a mansion and enjoyed some great restaurants. Two nights here was just perfect, I can see why George Clooney rates it here.
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking