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Travel Blogs from Castiglioncello
... which wasn't easy to do with the labyrinth of dark narrow streets and tiny piazzas - and to grab a pizza before bedtime. The next morning afforded a little time to visit three of the reputed ninety-nine churches in the city before it was time for the 'caravans' to start rolling again.
One reason for my late arrival was the fact that I had become part of a loose collective of pilgrims who happened to have been staying in the same accommodation for a number ...
... first hill we soon discovered the other side of Monterosso, it was the tourist side filled with resort style apartments and plenty of cafés, bars, and souvenir shops, not to mention gelato vendors. It was on this side of town however, that we stumbled across The Giant - representing the God Neptune, this reinforced concrete sculpture although very damaged and missing his arms dominated the beach in a very masculine way. After the giant we made our ...
... queuing outside a cave, or grotto. Thanks to Wikipedia (Antony was aware that some sort of miracle had occurred here) we found out that in the mid-1850s a 14 year old girl, lets call her Bernadette, witnessed an apparition of the Virgin. Think back to Fatima ... this Virgin lass certainly gets around. Like Fatima, she instructed them to build a chapel, and stated to drink the local water as it will heal! Hmmmmm ... likely story! What was interesting was a statement shown around ...
... we made it back onto the ship then We went for a swim. Then went to fine dining. we went back to the room. While we were in the room I was still hungry so I ordered room service. I asked for chips and 15 minutes later they knocked on our door with packets chips, the ones that are crispy. That wasn't all that was the problem, I had to pay for it as well. Hot chips you don't have to pay for. I finished it and then I slept. Today wasn't too tiring and we didn't go to a lot of ...
... t had time to go there.
We stayed in for the afternoon because it was too windy to go for any more walks, and it was constantly threatening rain. We went down to a waterfront restaurant for dinner and I got spinach and ricotta ravioli with walnut sauce - beautiful! Dan got squid ink linguine (ha! - 'Kath and Kim' :P) We went to the edge of the little harbour to look at the waves crashing, and it was crazy, like a washing machine! It was still quite overcast, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility