Hotel Villa Grancassa
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... would have been nicer if there was a bit more going on around the place, although the relative tranquility has been good.
We think it is fair to say that the south of Italy has a slightly different feel to the north and now we have seen the sights, we will not be rushing back.
We have had the odd problem with the apartment and utilities but after proving a dodgy water meter ...
Lazy stroll today around to the old Roman port of Formia.
Again, testament to the building skills of the Romans, the port still remains today and would have been a lovely spot to head out for your fishing trips. It is now in a protected zone but as with most of Italy's ancient remains, is fully accessible to all.
The port is on a walk that loops around the headland and also goes up to an old water storage tank, again in a good state of preservation with views out to sea.
This weekend our friends Jane and Mark made the trip from Devon to visit us :-)
Lovely Saturday evening out at Max's Beergarden, our local restaurant, for a huge meal of genuine Italian pasta and gnocchi.
On Sunday we went to Gaeta - the next town along from Formia - for a stroll along the docks and whilst not the original plan, an extended lunch watching the boats and people in the sunshine. After that, all we could manage was a subdued ...
... kids needed to be out in nature, just walking, exploring, and breathing the clean air! Because most of them are so well-traveled, I forgot that they are really, truly city kids. What cracked me up the most occurred on the bus ride through the park on Wednesday. We came around a bend and two boys behind me said, "Ms. Schneider! Ms. Schneider! Did you see the horse?" I hadn't, but as we got to the other side of the bushes blocking my view, they pointed ...
... became clear that he hadn't actually died, his bodyguard smothered him with a pillow!
The villa itself was huge and they're still excavating it, but you can clearly see the layout of the central courtyard, individual rooms, a couple of bread ovens and the gymnasium.
The grotto is a natural sea cave that the Romans adapted to display statues and built walls to create ...