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October 24, 2009
Over the Mediterranean
We have left Spanish soil on our way to Italy, presently flying over Cannes. We've another 45 minutes of flight or so. What a wonderful time we had in Spain. It was a totally different experience from our last time here. We found the right restaurants and the sights were phenomenal. We spent …
... the midst of the hedonistic 1980's (which I sold more than my fair share of back in my perfume peddling days, when fragrance was still a cherished luxury item rather than a cheap chemist commodity. Ah Gino, do you remember those halcyon days - see, even selling the stuff had a certain romance to it!)
We couldn't quite afford to rent our own villa but we got the next best thing - a self contained rustic apartment attached to an old stone farmhouse in ...
... a better look at the actors, who by the way, all seem like thoroughly disgusting human beings in real life. Despite this, I was in awe. Turns out they are here all summer filming, and all of Florence absolutely hates it. Oh well. It was cool while it lasted.
We returned home for me to frantically upload photos of Snookie and Jwoww onto facebook, rested for a little bit and then went out to have dinner. On the way out, who should we run into again but the Jersey ...
... for a private party (*******s) and went to my backup plan at Osteria Piazzette Dell’ Erba (you always need a backup plan, lol). Not too shabby - it only housed like 7 tables and it felt like you were in someone’s kitchen. All I remember is some delicious risotto with gorgonzola and drizzled balsamic vinegar. Yummmm. After my food coma, we still had 2 hours to drive to our villa in the middle of nowhere. I was ...
... we had a maximum of 13 degrees! Our first full day of rain in four and a half weeks! The raincoats and warm clothes we brought with us were worth it after all! Another call to Franco, and he arrived with five blankets to make sure our nights were warmer!
Franco had told us the next markets were at Panzano. So off through narrow laneways we went, making wrong turns and ending up in some other beautiful villages. After instructions to another market, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking