- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Room service
- Continental Breakfast
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... be redone. Whatever natural damage occurs, it has to remain that way, The town is quaint with shops and restaurants, winding roads, steep steps going up the hill. Coming from a country that is not very old, it was fascinating to see structures from before the time of Christ, to the 12th century mixed with modern time construction. Hard to believe that there will be another place more impressive than Assisi other than the Vatican! After Assisi, we traveled to ...
We stopped first in Ravenna today to see its ceramics and the tomb of Dante. The ceramics were nice but having seen the Blue Mosque eand Hagia Sofia in Istanbul I wasn't too impressed. Supposedly Cole Porter was inspired to write Night and Day while there. We then drive hrough the mountains and then Umbria for another two hours to ...
So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... joke there for Phil and Michelle). Dinner that night was at a local restaurant that had been recommended by our host, who had warned us that the restaurant owners English was not very good, and as it turned out that was a bit of an understatement. Their English was worse than my Italian, and that's saying something. So the four of us tried to interpret the menu as best we could, and the owners tried to help us as best they could, but by the time we had ordered we ...
... walk from our hotel so we were soon on our way to 18 Viale Firenze. It was wonderful to see Anna Maria and Ellio when we arrived and in no time we were sitting down to a lovely meal. Anna Maria kept apologising because she had not had time to prepare a good meal and therefore had to resort largely to buying things. We hardly noticed!
It was close to midnight when we walked back to our hotel and settled in for the night, exhausted but happyl.