Hotel Botton D'Oro

Via Gragnini, 5, Salsomaggiore Terme, Emilia-Romagna, 43049, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salsomaggiore Terme

Where's Wally?

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Jul 31, 2014

3 comments, 25 photos

... or face a long detour. There is a water taxi service to 'legitimately' transport pilgrims from the bank on one side to the other bank 4kms downstream. You have to phone the ferryman to arrange a mutually convenient time and he has an impressive stamp to mark the occasion in your pilgrim's passport. It was a great thrill, I can tell you.

Pavia had been an interesting overnight stop. It is a university city and because of the graduation ceremony season, the tourist office ...

The briefest of updates.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Jul 28, 2014

6 comments, 3 photos

Hi all,
Apologies for being so quiet of late. The reason is that I've been staying mostly in parish accommodation, which is inexpensive but gives no access to wi-fi. I'll try to do a bumper update edition before too long as there is lots to ...

Piacentine Churches

A travel blog entry by hannah.goanna on Jul 17, 2014

2 comments, 67 photos

... out the pope was stationed there in 1095 so it is where he gave the benediction to his Concilio (council) in their mission to bring all Christianity together and conquer the Holy places. That's right - the first of the crusades. The church as it stands today was built in the 1500s and I was surprised that it only took 4 years to build - the painting and decorating took 5!

As we have walked around Piacenza I've also noticed lots of little ...

Warning: Long descriptions of food ahead

A travel blog entry by hannah.goanna on Jul 14, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

... me Hemingway visited and proclaimed the most beautiful valley in the world.

We went to a Trattoria with a stunning view of the valley. The weather was changing minute by minute between sunshine and rain which made for beautiful skies. However the meal distracted from the view - we started with a plate of mixed salumi (copa, prosciutto, culatello, salami) and pickled vegetables (cauliflower, carrot, zucchini, eggplant and these amazing little onions that had been ...

And we're off...

A travel blog entry by hannah.goanna on Jul 11, 2014

5 comments, 51 photos

... I'm not completely useless! After however many hours at the Birreria, we end in the wee hours with Francesco's cousin Alessandro and a couple of other friends in what was once the family pizzeria and gelateria. It burned down in 2007 and Alessandro refitted it but instead of the old school wood, it is now white and stainless steel. Francesco took me on a tour describing the series of 250L vats for gelato at different stages, ...

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This hotel is located on Via Gragnini, 5, Salsomaggiore Terme.
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