Hotel Major Cattolica
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... I reckon that it was the model for the Luckdragon from “The Neverending Story”. But one of the stories about the formation is that in early days, the rain was brought by fairies, and when the local people failed to appreciate the fairies, the Gods sent a Lion to eat all the fairies and the island’s water supply dried up. Once the local people realised what had happened and had made suitable sacrifice of apology, the Lion was turned to stone ...
... the old city walls. They separate the old historic town from the much newer one surrounding it now, which has gradually developed over the years. It's not a flat walk, as the wall builders followed the natural contours of the land, but the effort of going up and down is more than rewarded by the views of the hills and mountains (the Appennines we think) which can be seen quite clearly. Hopefully the ...
Today you get two blogs......Joys and Michaels!
Breakfast was at a more sensible hour than yesterday, Joy was not running down at 9.55 to grab coffee, fruit and Cornetto for us both before they stopped serving! By 10 am this morning we were ready and already walking up the road in the winter sunshine to the Ducal Palace where the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche is. Michael was due for his treat of the trip.....to see his Raphael in this gallery in the ...
... and changed over the years, you still are very much aware that you are in a family home of that time. As well as original paintings by Raphael's father, himself a much in demand painter, the highlight is a painting of the madonna and child by the young Raphael, and you can plainly discern the wonderful capture of light and colour which was to make him famous in later years.
Somewhat in awe we slithered back down the hill to relax with a ...
... bill and aired our thanks for a wonderful dinner, we spent a while wondering around, watched the skaters on the open air ice rink and then took a small nightcap of grappa in our favourite bar, listening to the said band. Eventually at about one we headed back to the hotel to find that a bucket of ice containing a bottle of bubbly stuff and two glasses and some chocolates had been left in our room :-) well we couldn't let it go to waste!!