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Travel Blogs from Passignano Sul Trasimeno
... Arriving we were lucky enough to see a young doctor who could speak english, and after a quick explanation of what happened, he checked out Emma's ear. Not seeming very happy with what he saw, he went looking for an ear specialist, but couldn't find one... He came back and explained that he could see blood in the ear, there was a perforation in the middle drum (caused by the unexpected fast ascent scuba diving) and that a course of antibiotics and anti-inflamitories should do until ...
... sunglasses, reading glasses (!) and some money for gelato! I got Tegz out of her pit and we headed down to do what we do best; read!
Believe it or not we laid there for over 7 hours! The sky was that sort of azure blue that signifies holidays. There was not a cloud in the sky. The sun actually shone. This was all well over due and well deserved. We had a spectacular view of the lake and a much needed breeze ...
... the typical gelato shops etc, but then turned slightly inland, up some steps and into the old town. Wow! It was lovely. Just old and cobbled with so much atmosphere. I think I’m going to enjoy some of these random small places more than your typical Tuscan tourist traps. We spent a lovely hour just mooching and then sat and had an ice cream in a little local place near the lake.
We came back to the site and passed some ...
... was a reasonable restaurant at the top, where we had lunch before coming back down.
We then proceeded to the low for the day, which involved a visit to the Grotte di Frasassi. These are a series of caves, discovered in 1971, that stretch for over 30km. We went on a guided tour that showed us about 1km of them. Amazing. Fantastic shapes, stalactites, stalagmites, strange rocks, calcite waterfalls, and everything. Despite mistakenly ...
The plan today was to leave as soon as we could, hoping against hope that the weather would have been dry overnight, and Tegz's tent, the chairs, the basher, the Dub awning and the outside mat woul have dried out. Ha! You can guess how that went! After getting up in the night twice in the rain to wee I was awake at 6.30 and in the shower straight away while Lyn and Tegz starting sorting the tent. The plan was to get the inner empty of Tegz kit so Tegz ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking