Travel Blogs from Trebisacce
... hoping that the sign that advertised the hotel was current, and that the hotel was actually open. The gods smiled upon us. The hotel had once been a mighty resort, though now the rugs and furniture were showing signs of old age. It was apparent that the resort section would struggle to recover, as though June was only 2 weeks away, much would have needed to be done before holidaymakers would contemplate staying.
We were again lucky in that the ...
... avoid the dodgy tasting grapefruit juice!).
On the boat, the weather was very sticky after the rainfall we had the night before. We didn't stop on Isola Madre, so the journey to Isola Bella was very quick.
This island is known for it's Baroque palace and scenic gardens.
Firstly we had a tour around the Baroque palace. There was heavy emphasis on the art works - I'm not that keen on art, but again the guide made it very ...
... about 5ish - the whole coach was going on a dinner excursion to fisheman island to a little fish restaurant. We weren't due to get the boat until 7.30, so some time to have a look round, shower & get changed.
It was still raining heavily so I managed some strategic ducking in to various gift shops.
The hotel was lovely (we have been lucky with the lakeside hotels)
I was on the top floor with a huge balcony :-)
7.30pm - ...
There have been some sad moments here as new found friends have left to return to their homeland or their cities within Italy. I have recently said goodbye to Vanessa (who returned to Spain) and the following day to Concetta's (my teacher) sister, Carmen, her husband Espitito (Tito) and their two beautiful daughters. They have all been wonderful in making my stay here comfortable and always so pleasant, helpful ...
... 1952 when an Italian council decided to transfer the inhabitants to new quarters in the modern area of the city. I have uploaded some photos for this trip and would recommend it if anyone is in the area.
I am trying to get my hands on the photos from a few of these events and trips. The sister in law of my teacher is also here on holiday. She is a professional photographer and (along with my teachers husband) taken some amazing photos.
That's all for the time being.