Savoia Hotel Country House
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... vinegar is produced. Not in the same factory or even next door you'll be pleased to know.
Surprisingly, the tiles or vinegar wasn't what they were after, no, their destination was the house of a chap who bought his first racing car at the age of 20, started his own business in 1929 and went on to create an iconic brand and racing legacy revered all over the world. It was a certain Enzo Ferrari, and his original house and workshop has had a brand ...
Went into centre of Modena today. Surprised by relaxed atmosphere and old buildings. Part of of must visit cities of Northern Italy inspired by watching too many tv chefs. Think this was two fat grumpy Italian chiefs or similar title. Anyway been to bologna and Palma so thought it time to visit Modena. Never looks inspiring from autostrada in fact looks a real dump. However took bull by horns and headed for centre. Wow, really old ...
Drove to Modena along autostrada. Huge numbers of huge trucks. Truck decides to overtake another truck going half a mile an hour slower than it. This then causes loads of macho men in small inadequate puntos to slow down and bunch up. Macho men in trucks battle it out for half an hour while other macho men in inadequate cars buzz around like inadequate wasps, Behind them. Less and less space ...
... walls and frescoes.
The bread was served like a child's school lunch in a brown paper back and water poured in plastic cups. It may not sound very flash but the food was wonderful For his starter Battery Boy had the 'Pomodoro Montagna', a mound of sweet tomatoes and tomato purée covered in a layer of anchovies. For mains Video Girl picked the delicious ravioli with crunchy bacon pieces and mushrooms. Battery Boy went the pasta beef ragu, what ...
Yesterday we collected our second hire car; the lady at Hertz assured me it was a good car - Fiat 500L. Well after driving it for a day I can see the significance of the 500; I reckon it is the size of the motor as it is not that powerful, however we have been trekking through some pretty steep and high hills. There are signs up everywhere warning about snow and chains on the tyres. We have decided to call this one Francesca Fiat, ...
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