Monte Meraviglia Hotel
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Oh god!! Collective bottoms.......! However off we set. Today is nearly all cycle paths, 35 k to Bevagna. The morning developed and from my initial loathing of anything I had to sit on it got better, warm but a little cloudy, lovely scenery, no cars, we did get caught in a fabulous thunderstorm late morning but it didn't spoil the mood and we reached Bevagna for ...
... to give us a boost. As we neared our destination, spirits picked up, and with a final push (literally, as we were simply too knackererd, and too scared of the traffic, to ride up the steep slopes of this hilltop fortress town) we made it to the hotel before 7pm. What a brilliant effort by all of us, especially the kids! Showers, a restaurant for drinks and pizza, and bed. Almost too shattered to do this ...
... s one for me! I've included a photo of me, my man Ken and humanoid Mom...I'm the cute one! Today Wendy & Craig left...this morning I jumped up on the bed and snuggled with Craig...he thought he was special...but I'm a player ...I sleep with any warm body. We went to Norcia with them ...those boars must have been really bad....their heads are displayed on the walls outside of the meat shops...it started me thinking..where would my ...
... br> Lovely afternoon, no great distance to travel, no rush, so took the scenic cross-country route towards Orvieto. Hilltop forts and castles, lush vegetation, little traffic -very pleasant. First views of Orvieto were impressive, and, of course, nowhere to stop for that breath taking shot.
Found Hotel Maitani just off Piazza Duomo as the drizzle ...
... what else ?), it began its definitive "comeback" after WW II. Given its history, it was fortunate so many of the grand old buildings and churches survived.
Couldn't miss the Rocca Albornoziana atop its rocky pinnacle. Visible from all directions. From behind the Duomo, a tunnel lead inside the rock, with an arrow indicating up to the fortress. 237 steps up the core of the pinacle to reach ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed