Giardino Degli Ulivi Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Margherita di Savoia
We traveled all the way across Italy to the eastern Adriatic coast to the town of Vieste on Wednesday. On the way we stopped to see Hadrian's Villa just outside of Rome near Tivoli. If you recall Hadrian was the dude who built the Pantheon and the wall across the northern edge of the Roman Empire in England to protect the Romans from invading Celts. This is the origin of the old expression that "if you can't beat ...
... might be one of the best examples.
Everything was free for two nights, as long as Signor e Signora booked into the restaurant for Sunday lunch at €39 a head. What could go wrong?
Signora, bless her soul, is developing a life of piety. Whenever asked, for instance, on her nutritional preferences, she will extoll with a flourish of arms, the virtues of vegetables, no fish or meat, just lots of vegetables and only a glass of wine. Such was the case, when Signora booked ...
... pilgrims, directing them on
their journey toward God. (We will have the opportunity to view and pray before the incorrupt body of Padre Pio.)
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gargano Peninsula and a visit to the
Grotto of Michael the Archangel. Six different popes, St Francis and at
least four other saints have knelt in prayer ...
... We did learn however that Siesta in southern Italy is way more intense than in Rome. In Rome Siesta ends at 4:30, in Barletta it ends at 5:30! We had dinner that night at a fancy restaurant where this MASSIVE family was having an 80th birthday party for an 80 year old bachelor. He was with his 5 living siblings out of six, each having five children each and grandchildren. Professor Bonanno had us give a toast to this guy we don't know ...
... we decided to walk around the top of the wall which was really worthwhile and you could see so much of the town within the walls which has been so well preserved and of the town and coast beyond. I kept looking for the clover shaped windows I remembered as a kid and finally found them at the end and they were the sides of a ...
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