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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Babysitting service
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
TripAdvisor Reviews Palazzo Guiderocchi Ascoli Piceno
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... of the countryside below the hilltops.
The English lady Dawn that works with Andrea met us and took us to his " laboratory" ,as the Italian call workshops. Andrea , as mentioned , is the 5th generation of his family to continue the tradition of hand weaving leather. His workshop smelt divinely of leather , and the were several bags ,in various stages of being made, around on the bench tops. Depending on the style of handbag, it will take Andrea 1-2 days to ...
A typical Italian breakfast, where fortunately we have arrive early enough for the precooked omelettes to be warm, includes packets of cereal, cakes, cheese and ham. We are offered seconds of expresso and cappuccino. The proprietor fusses over us as we leave. This would be a terrific hotel for a group of cyclists. We ride down the driveway and the imposing front gates into the narrow winding lanes of the town, ...
... too narrow for cars. We take the stairway for a quick look around the town, and, of course, a trip to a supermercato. Fruit and veggies are not self serve, and we have to wait a while for help.The cashier is clearly annoyed that I have no change, and burdens me with a huge pile of coins in my change. Dinner is in the hotel restaurant where we continue to get amazingly friendly service. Soup and pasta is pretty good with un mezzo litro of house ...
... mushroom tagliatelle which does not compare with the previous nights dish, having a ragu instead of pieces of mushroom and without bacon. The wine is fantastic, a 2004 Montefalco Dionigi Sagrantino. Sagrantino is described as "the flagship" wine of Umbria, and is grown only around the town of Montefalco. I haven't tasted one I've really liked before but this was terrific, a big wine with an unusual hint of ...
... bowl down to the plain and make the final ascent to the village. The agriturismo Antica Cascina Brandimarte is high up at the other end of town. It's all I can do to keep the bike upright, and Helen walks. Agriturismo means farm stay, and Cascina means farmhouse. Since all the lentil farmers live in the village, this may have once been a farmhouse, but now it gives the impression it is an upmarket hotel and restaurant. I have read that ...