Travel Blogs from Amantea
Today we decided to take a drive to wherever the car took us and a Deron joined us in our little adventure. Before we left we met a newlywed couple from England, at breakfast. They are touring Italy by motorcycle and just happened to find Cleto and La Gioiosa on booking.com and are loving it here as much as we are. We left about 9:40 and headed East to the Ionian Sea on the southeast coast of Italy, taking in the beautiful scenery and really varied ...
... at hand to learn and help with whatever I needed, I eye balled the ingredients without measuring cups and used something called "strutto" which isn't exactly lard but according to many online discussion forums, will do as a substitute for sweet pies and tarts, they actually came out better than mine do at home. The pastry was out of this world. It was soft but not sticky and held together with no problem, which in ...
... big day!! I saw her in the supermarket and when I told her I was going to attempt it, she gave me a big kiss...haha. Let's hope it works. We had to go to 4 stores to find tomatoes for salad as they had such a bad July here that the crops were impacted.
After supper (only 24 of us), we went up to the town centre and there was music and dancing. My cousin Anna Maria who has been up since 4 a.m. to travel down from Rome, was right in ...
... to do more of this. While we baked, Rob took Jacqueline, Jessica, Carlotta and Benedetta to Campora for gelato!! On the way out, we met Alana, her boyfriend, and her mom and dad. Alana's grandfather was my mom's first cousin, Pip, from Pennsylvania. We knew they were going to be here as we had corresponded via Facebook and had arranged to meet. Still, it was incredible meeting them here and we hope to spend some time with ...
... off across the way, dealt with laundry and came back to our room for a wee rest ourselves. Zia Isolina has a mass said for Uncle Angelo and my mom when she comes here so we went to the old church for this. It was wonderful to hear their names mentioned in the town they were born and in this very old church. Nobody quite knew how old it was but I would have to guess at least 100 years. Tonight we went up to town for a festa in the town square. The theme was 60's, 70's ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed