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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... the old city walls. They separate the old historic town from the much newer one surrounding it now, which has gradually developed over the years. It's not a flat walk, as the wall builders followed the natural contours of the land, but the effort of going up and down is more than rewarded by the views of the hills and mountains (the Appennines we think) which can be seen quite clearly. Hopefully the ...
Today you get two blogs......Joys and Michaels!
Breakfast was at a more sensible hour than yesterday, Joy was not running down at 9.55 to grab coffee, fruit and Cornetto for us both before they stopped serving! By 10 am this morning we were ready and already walking up the road in the winter sunshine to the Ducal Palace where the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche is. Michael was due for his treat of the trip.....to see his Raphael in this gallery in the ...
... and changed over the years, you still are very much aware that you are in a family home of that time. As well as original paintings by Raphael's father, himself a much in demand painter, the highlight is a painting of the madonna and child by the young Raphael, and you can plainly discern the wonderful capture of light and colour which was to make him famous in later years.
Somewhat in awe we slithered back down the hill to relax with a ...
We had been advised by our hotel, when we booked our accommodation, that we should book our dinner for New Years Eve as everywhere would be fairly crowded. They kindly gave us a small list of places and we decided on La Trattoria del Leone (di Mauro Lucarini) as being our sort of place..... And we duly downloaded a menu and chose what we fancied on it.....
Zupetta di legumi e pomodoro
Well this has to go down as the worst day of the whole tour. The coterie of Croatian school kids/students set up a disco in the deck just behind the Pullman seat lounge and the pounding music continues into the early hours. I feel like throwing them all overboard.
Morning eventually comes. Ari is constantly checking with the crew, and reports that ...