Hotel Santa Lucia
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... certainly is driving Italian style. Another feast tonight as Alberto got the old BBQ going (I honestly thought that thing was junk yard bound) and made steak and pork chops. Louise and Deron did smoked salmon with capers, onion and lemon and dessert consisted of Louise's amazing Turtle Cheesecakes and some sweets we purchased in Pizzo. We were joined by the Militos for dessert so our numbers went up to....oh, seriously who knows!! A great evening once ...
... most of all her warmth, make me re-live our many wonderful visits with her aunt. We finally got away and headed to Amantea, a small town about 25 minutes from here, where they hold an open market on Sundays. What a busy place it was!! Now I know why both my aunts told me to "go with the Madonna" when we left!! You certainly need your wits about you as the crowds were thick, there were gypsies and at least one report ...
... witness a feast in preparation as the aunts were hot and heavy into chopping, mixing, boiling and whatever else was required. If we thought we had an army to feed before, that was child's play compared to today. Fabrizio and family arrived along with a family of four, who are good friends of theirs from Rome, and then with the Pittsburgh cousins, who my aunt was determined to get food into somehow, and Louise and Deron arriving back ...
... like one amidst all the others!!
My cousins are so engaged and want to know everything about our lives and even about things as far back as when my parents passed away. It's like having me here to talk about it in person helps them get closure too. For me, as difficult as it is to talk about my parents sometimes, and especially about the details of their death, it does keep their memories going strong and I also get a ...
... s music and there were some hippy dippy outfits going on!! Antonio, Filippo, Bartosz and the girls came up. We asked Antonio about life in Cleto and where people work. He thinks the town is about half the size and work is difficult to come by. Many work the land or work in the few restaurants or drive outside of town for work. It makes me sad that the town is shrinking like it is. Tomorrow we start our good-byes as Alessandro and family leave us. Not looking forward to that ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service