Villa Raffaello Park Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Hot tub
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Room service
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... still succumbing to peer pressure!
- Cinque Terre lived up to the hype and I had such an amazing time. I could seriously write pages and pages about my time there. I stayed in the town of Riomaggiore, where I met some amazing Aussies who would help push me out of my comfort zone. I consider myself a city boy and hiking is not in my bag of tricks. Had I been alone I would have happily taken the train to each town and experienced Cinque Terre with a ...
... invigorated we want to check the David queue once more, just in case...YES! Much reduced, so we join queue, which feels like a torture for the tourists. Blazing sunshine..the sweat just drips off you & can't believe nobody faints! However after 45 mins we're in. Well worth returning too. To think David is 500 yrs old is astonishing...he is also so HUGE!
back to the farmhouse around 8 pm...lie-in tomorrow methinks...
... behind St. Peter's Rome and St. Paul's, London. No time to join the queue for a look inside. Met guide back at the Piazza and went with her to see the old court of justice which will be turned into a Museum of Culture. Saw da vinci's house. This is the Piazza Della Signoria which also housed another bronze of David to replace the original which was moved to the Academie at the pope's request. Also other beautiful statury there - copy of the rape of the Sabines. Also ...
After leaving Cortona we slipped briefly out of Tuscany to visit nearby Assisi in the province of Perugia. Resting place for St Francis it was sombre to visit his tomb under the church there, however the rest of the town has been transformed into a religious tourist destination. What said it all was the carousel outside one of the churches that was adorned with religious motifs...note the Francescan monks in the background. ...
... of the hilltop village where I would guess makes up the employment for almost everyone. The kids had a few movie nights with their Seattle friends as the adults drank wine and visited. As our week ended I was sad to say goodbye to the beautiful view to which I awoke every morning and the peace and quiet of a small village. However, I was looking forward to seeing Venice too, so the goodbyes were bitter sweet.