Villa Sgariglia Resort Campolungo
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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Ascoli's main piazza is the simply lovely Piazza del Popolo and seems like it's the living room for the whole town. It's laid with shiny travertine marble which looks wet at night and makes for great reflective photos - hence Noel going nuts with his camera . The historic Cafe Meletti has been trading since 1903, when local Ascolian Silvio Meletti decided he needed a coffee house to sell his increasingly popular Ainsetta liqueur, made ...
... is quite steep, and Helen walks some of it. A bus load of walkers have been disgorged from a bus, and are high above us on the slopes of Mt Vettore. The view from the pass is magnificent. Jackets are on for the descent because there is a chill in the air and we bomb down with the enormous cliffs of Vettore looming up into the clouds on our left. We continue through dense forest, most of the time in shade on a winding undulating quiet road, ...
... around. Perhaps they are waiting for the right wind. After we have returned to the village many of them have taken off. The views along the track are magnificent. Wow! We drop into Locanda Senari down the vicolo from our digs for lunch under a gazebo. The zuppa lenticchie and farrotto della locanda are amazingly good. The lentil soup is dense and full of luscious Castelluccio lentils which are ...
... rather unattractive modern concrete buildings lining the main road. Then the real climbing starts. The sign warns of 5 "tornanti" (switchbacks) but fails to mention steepness. I don't have my GPS but I reckon the next 5km is steeper than Zig Zag Road (13%) which is a real challenge with loaded bikes. We are riding at walking pace, and Helen actually walks quite a bit of the next 10km. After the 5km ramp we pass the village of Gualdo and ...
... and are immediately into the long climb across to the Nera valley (Valnerina). We will get to about 700M. The riding is constantly up and our progress is slow. The weather is perfect, with temperatures perhaps in the mid 20s. We ride through the dense forests of oak, chestnuts and spend much time in the shade - a good thing because this is working up a sweat. We ride up without helmets, at little more than walking pace. There are hundreds of bags of ...