Cantiere Navale Donoratico Residence-Hotel
Travel Blogs from Donoratico
... of restaurant we were at it was too late to turn back. We ordered a glass of wine and a small pasta dish each, and left $100 EU lighter. It wasn't until the end of lunch that we realized they had purposely given Erin a menu without prices, whereas mine had the prices. Being an American female, she didn't appreciate the gender stereotype.
We'd been advised not to try to drive in Rome so we dropped the car off at the airport and caught a taxi to our ...
... clearly aimed at the locals. The place had a great vibe and a plethora of eating/drinking places.The wine was very cheap and in abundance. The town filled up as the day went on.
As a student of history, having taken several papers on medieval Europe, I was really in my element.
On a whim we decided to check out a rather different local museum, which again made us thankful for the time and place we live in. ...
... taught us how to sing Happy Birthday in Italian and we all sang to Emma again.
The next leg was only 10 minutes as we made our way to the town of San Gimignano. This is the small walled medieval town known for its towers.
Prior to arriving, Antonella told us about the famous gelateria called "Dondoli". The Obamas have visited it and to commemorate their visit, the owner created a “Michelle” ...
... church in the world, an honour shared with lots of churches in lots of places we have been!).
Next stop is lunch back at Santa Croce at the trattoria recommended by our guide, a cheap and cheerful meal with some good local Chianti and then back to buy the coat as we had seen nothing better along the way, after some haggling a deal is done and all parties are happy!
A wonderful day and a snooze on the bus back to the ship. ...
... the tower of fame from Pisa. Pisa is a university town and not all that big so apart from the ubiquitous cathedral the tower sticks well above the land scape so it can be seen from the highway. But we travelled on and paralleling a range of mountains we went to a steep hilly area and quite close to the coast. We got off the bus without any real idea of what we were going to see. We walked beside a stream and wound down into a ravine ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking