Travel Blogs from Milano Marittima
... inner city is restricted to bikes and pedestrians.)
We again opted to find our own way in to the city, about half an hour's drive from the port. There were a lot of people with the same idea today!We caught the ferry across the waterway, a few minutes and then intended to bus it in. Peter got talking to a young man in his car on the ferry and he took us in.We found out later the bus we would have been ...
... place of the beloved Count Cagliostro. People come to San Leo just to come here and leave flowers in his cell. His story is a fascinating one that includes a diamond necklace, secret societies, forged letters, public trials. He is viewed as a martyr and was one of the first to fight for women's rights.
After the Fortress of San Leo I found myself in San Marino. San Marino is it's own country/state and it is ...
... o). A two hour drive from here over windy mountain roads San Marino is perched high on a spectacular mountain/cliff face overlooking the Italian coastal city of Rimini. The main features of the place seem to be ancient fortifications and weaponry. There is a weapons museum in one of the old towers and among the souvenirs, restaurants and handbag sellers in the town we spotted one or two gun ...
... 6th C church - Sant' Apollinare in Classe. Just the apse of the church still has mosaics but they are spectacular - wonderful vibrant greens and beautiful scenes. we had a leisurely lunch outdoors beside the church and caught the bus back to town. Our last dinner was in a restaurant with wonderful food and a list of over 100 wines - we stuck to the house red which was delicious. Off to Florence tomorrow on the ...
... of the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan. Next door is a museum with the restored chapel of San Andrea with more lovely mosaics. It has been warm and sunny today which makes it so much nicer and we had some delicious ice cream on the way home. After another good dinner we went to a bar and sat outside to enjoy a last glass of wine. Ahhh! All the mosaics were just so spectacular, so detailed, so coloured, and unbelievable that they are 1500 years old. A really sensational ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center