Agriturismo L'Olmo di Casigliano
- Refrigerator in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor pool
- Microwave in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Agriturismo L'Olmo di Casigliano Cessapalombo
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We have decided to descend to the east and head north through the foothill of the Sibillini mountains to the town of Amandola. On our way across the Piano Grande in sparkling sunshine, we are pursued for a couple of hundred metres, very fast, by a slavering, snarling Maremma. These are the big Italian dogs who live with flocks of sheep to guard them. They look like very solidly built golden retrievers, but twice as big. The climb to the Forca ...
... mushroom tagliatelle which does not compare with the previous nights dish, having a ragu instead of pieces of mushroom and without bacon. The wine is fantastic, a 2004 Montefalco Dionigi Sagrantino. Sagrantino is described as "the flagship" wine of Umbria, and is grown only around the town of Montefalco. I haven't tasted one I've really liked before but this was terrific, a big wine with an unusual hint of ...
... tornanti, but the steepness is less savage - a bit like the climb from Yarra Glen. Finally we emerge from the forest and after a few kms of more gentle climbing, breast the Passo Di Gualdo (1600m) with a view across the Pian Perduto (Lost Plain) towards the hilltop village of Castellucio with the Pian grande behind. We shelter in the tiny chapel to eat our lunch, but the fox who tried to open my panniers last year is nowhere to be seen. ...
... 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 ...
... top, temperature was 25° delightful, you could see the low hanging cloud over the coast, hiding the heat. Drive back down the mountain was as exciting as driving up, dropped off our guide
Back at the hotel, air conditioning, relaxed for awhile then went down to the sea, paddled, sat on a deck chair, found out that you have to reserve & pay for these ! Walked for awhile, back to the hotel until dinner, included tonight.