Villa Elda Hotel
- Smoking rooms available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Multilingual staff
TripAdvisor Reviews Villa Elda Hotel Santa Maria degli Angeli
Travel Blogs from Santa Maria degli Angeli
... table and tabasco to add to their food. All these special request make us (Americans) look spoiled and arrogant to the Italians. Okay I am done with my rant. After dinner, Fr Eddie, Cecilia (cantor for Our Lady of Lourdes) decided to try out the night life of Montecatini. We found a great place to have a drink and people watch. We had Spritz (different than a spritz in the US). It is Prosecco (which is the Italian champagne) with Campari and a twist of orange. ...
We stopped first in Ravenna today to see its ceramics and the tomb of Dante. The ceramics were nice but having seen the Blue Mosque eand Hagia Sofia in Istanbul I wasn't too impressed. Supposedly Cole Porter was inspired to write Night and Day while there. We then drive hrough the mountains and then Umbria for another two hours to ...
... to restaurants, supermarkets, etc, we wandered up,through the town to take a look. Spello, along with a few other towns in this region, had been hit by violent earthquakes back in 1997 and a rebuilding project had been undertaken, so although the style of many of the buildings looked like they had been built a few hundred years ago, they were actually only 20 years old. So the town looked new and old at the same time. We wandered around for a couple of hours, but ...
... and is still done by hand grinding /milling the olives between two huge stones to extract the oil . Very traditional. He was still waiting to pick his olives as he felt they weren't quite ready yet , so unfortunately we didn't see a press happening . His mill was amazing, lots of terracotta storage barrels in a deep underground cellar . Spotlessly clean , just waiting for those gorgeous green olives to start rolling in this year.
... Gatto (cat) who spends his days sunning himself in our garden and bolts home when his owner calls out "Vincenzo , Vincenzo... tornore a casa ora " (come home now )
Our " Casa" is part of the huge defensive outside walls , and has a lovely Giardini with olive , peach and plum trees and lots of herbs . It was originally a henhouse and has a cute little ceramic plaque " Il Pallaio " outside . Fabrizio, the owner popped in to welcome the new Australians in town , ...