Villaggio Turistico Riviera del Sole
Travel Blogs from Cropani Marina
... hotel while I went to the Coliseum. The stories of gladiators learning for a year in Gladiator school across from the Coliseum and how they would wash the blood off from their battles with other gladiators or up to 22 lions at each event brought over from Africa. They were taken through a different gate if they died in battle. If they were successful in 10 events they gained their freedom. The Coliseum was used also for water races as the ...
Our next stop was Florence. We had a tour by a local guide who took us to many monuments, churches, statues and squares. We also went straight into view the statue of David. The que for people trying to get tickets was long. In our free time we shopped at the Gold Corner and the leather shop Perucci. Don got a replacement wallet and I bought a lovely bracelet. The rest of the afternoon we wiled away the time having ...
... out swiming, Karen and I were chatted up by some delightful senior Calabrian gentleman, who had relatives in Toronto.
On the way home, stopped to pick up some local wine. Previously, Paul had investigated the only local winery in a little shack along the road. The vineyard was out the back! There was red, white and rose. It was still in massive vats with a tap at the bottom. If you ...
... a cousin joined in, and next thing, Pauls sampling the local digestif.
Come 12.00, and the town was deserted. A stray cat shot across the piazza and that was it.
Enjoyed our picnic in the manicured gardens outside the castello and continued on our way.
Had the windy road across to Lago Arvo. Interestingly, the national park surrounding this lake and incorporating the mountain region, ...
Inspite of it being spring, there had been 23cm of snow on the ground when Pauls email to Dave arrived. The temptation and the snow combined to make Pauls offer of a bed in southern Italy desirable, so the plans were made. That was weeks ago.
Now, as the time drew closer for them to arrive, we wondered, would the friendship survive Isola?
Their initial impressions reflected ours, though theirs was tempered by ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting