Travel Blogs from Catanzaro
... It was really noticeable here. Smokers can smoke anywhere- streets, restaurants, shops etc and they stub their cigarette out on the ground. No worries about the environment. At the forum the vestal virgins lived there from age 8-35 where they had to ensure the flame never went out in a monument. If they coupled up with a man they were buried alive whilst the man was beaten to death. They had found at least 13 graves of vestal virgins. You get a ...
... was marvellous with an opera singer accompanied by a piano accordion and violin player. The next day we visited Olvietti which had an ancient church and the clocks only had one hand on them as it represented Italian time. We stopped at numerous service stations with minimal hassle. It's important to pay for your selection then collect it from the counter. However at one servo we got a panini and a spinach ...
... 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, ...
... the town thoroughly, looking for the advertised tourist information centre. I might add that theres 4 of us looking. Followed every lead from the sign closest to town, asked several people and followed their direction and nothing. Not even a hint.
Ah, not June yet!
Along the beach were several resorts that had been abandoned, and all the shops in the town had yet to open. We picnic'd on the harbour breakwater ...
... beach in a resort complex.
We had booked a 2 bedroomed apartment. Firstly, management, who spoke less english than Paul did Italian, tried to install us in a 1 bed apartment. Not happening. Resolved. Then discovered that 'laundry facilities on site' meant that until after June, you couldn't do your own washing, it had to be done by a third party. Having been on the road for over 2 weeks, I ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking