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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
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The countryside surrounding Petritoli is just beautiful. Rolling green hills stretching for miles, fold into each other interupted every so often by the pale yellow cliffs, framed by the blue sky and Adriatic Sea to the east, and the dark shapes of the Sibillini mountains, snow capped during the winter months, to the west. Distant hilltop villages and towns are highlighted by the sunshine and their yellow clay lights up and contrasts sharply with the greens ...
We have decided to descend to the east and head north through the foothill of the Sibillini mountains to the town of Amandola. On our way across the Piano Grande in sparkling sunshine, we are pursued for a couple of hundred metres, very fast, by a slavering, snarling Maremma. These are the big Italian dogs who live with flocks of sheep to guard them. They look like very solidly built golden retrievers, but twice as big. The climb to the Forca ...
... 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 ...
... We do very well with meat in Australia. Ricotta da pecore is a miracle of light creaminess. I have mine drizzled with honey and cinnamon, and Helen with a syrup of fruitti di bosco (berries). We are accused of going to Italy to eat, and writing gourmet blogs. There is a little truth in this. In Italy while touring, we eat out two and three times a day - more in a week here than many months in Oz, so no wonder in a foodie country we get delicious ...
... our cheese and ham rolls foraged from the hotel breakfast. Then we cross the road for a coffee. Under the verandah a young couple are cooing over over a brand new infant. As we ride on the monumental limestone cliffs are becoming ever closer until we enter the Gole della Valnerina (gorge). Photos can't do justice to this countryside, because we are inside it, and when vistas are available the camera reduces the scale. The cliffs are many hundreds of ...