Hotel Parco dei Cavalieri
Travel Blogs from Perugia
... had got so late by then we had to check it was cooked with a head torch! We are now sat outside n the dark, citronella candle burning, listening to tonight’s entertainment outside the bar; an Italian singer who sings well known classic songs….in Italian, and also plays the trumpet. He’s not bad, certainly adds a certain Italian ambience to our last night in Umbria. La dolce vita tonight; life is good!
... usual way, by reading, while Lyn went for a bike ride around the lake. He came back enthused by what he had seen and done. He rode about 12 miles and up some incredibly steep hills, does a 1 in 4 gradient mean anything to anyone??
Once he came back and chilled for all of 5 minutes I decided it was time we went for a walk. The nearest town of Passignano was only a mile down the road so we sauntered down there. We walked near the lake, ...
... was a reasonable restaurant at the top, where we had lunch before coming back down.
We then proceeded to the low for the day, which involved a visit to the Grotte di Frasassi. These are a series of caves, discovered in 1971, that stretch for over 30km. We went on a guided tour that showed us about 1km of them. Amazing. Fantastic shapes, stalactites, stalagmites, strange rocks, calcite waterfalls, and everything. Despite mistakenly ...
The route took us on the Autostrad all the way down, straight down from the Alps to Genoa cutting through the tops of the Tuscan hills. Just as we thought we were finished with tunnels we were dropping right down to the coast where the steep mountains hit the sea and Italian towns blossom in the gaps in between. The A12 twists and turns, climbs through tunnels and just goes on forever. The tunnels, traffic and Italian driving was a huge test ...
Right after Ravenna we were off to Assisi. The drive up the mountain was absolutely gorgeous. Also the buildings in Assisi all have a pinkish tone from the specific ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service