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B&B Lake Maggiore in Stresa

by ALLAN C. (23/09/2016 21:41:35)

After our stay at B&B near Lake Maggiore, we did the tour by boat of the Borromean Islands. Isola Madre was excellent for the gardens which we were interested to discover had been advised by the RHS in Britain. The second island had a good choice of fish based restaurants and the third was Isola Bella with the wonderful palace. We also drove up the coast towards Locarno and explored Cannobio with its network of old streets, Sunday market and the quay. Also we drove a circular tour to Lake Orta most of which - apart fron the bit through Omegna - was beautiful and the township of Orta itself is well worth the walk down the hill from the car park.

Osteria degli amici in Stresa - good standard Italian menu. Fairly priced wine and efficient service. Restaurant of The Hotel Fiorentino, Stresa. Huge portions of starters - Bresaola and Anitpasti - which we were allowed to take away what we could not eat for a picnic lunch the next day! Also simply grilled but delicious trout with herbs. Oggi Pasta at Cannobio. Up one of the streets from the quay but well worth seeking out. Excellent Saltimbocca and Escalope Milanese. Wee priced local wines.


One evebning we had a violent storm with thunder and lightning which we watched from the balcony of the B&B Villa Carmana. Truly natures son et Lumiere. The backcloth of the mountains and lake were briefly illuminated by the storm as it swept around the lake and between the mountains. A truly wondrous experience.


Position in the lakes with a range of passes and cols. Towns and villages equally accessible.Best perhaps to have your own car. Range of varied things to do, both sporting and cultural. Helpful people. Good range of restaurants of all budgets and a range of shops selling quality goods at fair prices. Something for everyone.


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Walking around in Rome

by BENNETT, M. (17/10/2011 04:32:43)

Just walking around Rome and falling across its many treasures was the best way to feel the city.
The Borghese Gallery allowed a close up view of an incredible collection of great masterpieces. The Vatican was easy to explore from our place. It was only a five minute walk and we spent a day there.

It was easy to find places to eat around our location but we also enjoyed walking around Rome itself. We would come across a side street somewhere and find a great dining experience. It is a great experience to be in a city where one can walk around and do just that. The experience is in the journey of getting there as much as it is in arriving there.

Rome is a city made for walking and exploring. That makes it my kind of city. It is a place that is fun to walk around in , not concerning oneself of being lost in until you want to get back to your location. Then you look at your map and easily find your way back. I loved the wandering experience as much as I loved the wonderful sites.

Three reasons why this location was worth while are as follows. Location to many key places within walking distance. The beautiful room itself with its great view and wonderful host. Thirdly, our location was close to the metro and to the bus shuttle for the air port making all ones needs close at hand. Indeed, if we wanted a last stroll out in the evening it was beautiful seeing the lights on the buildings.


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stay in Rome

by BOYKA P. (14/10/2011 09:10:33)

We had a wonderful stay in Rome. We have visited the Vatican Museum, Sistine chaplel, Basilica St Pietro, The Colloseo, Foro Romana, The Pantheon, etc. We saw very impressive artworks of Caravaggio in St Luiggi di Francesi and Santa Maria del Popolo. In St. Clemente we visited the tomb of St. Cyril - the creator of Cyrillic alphabet, and this was very important for me like Bulgarian. You breathe the history in Rome.
 

In Italy you can never go wrong with the food - because it is always excellent. As we were really exhausted in the evening we ate in the neighbourhood in small restaurants recommended by our host, like Lotto Vecchio (hope I spell correctly), Ricomincidatre and Manggia Fuoco. We had the chance to taste original Sicilian and Roman cuisine and all above mentioned places were visited mainly by Italians, but not tourists, which means authentic taste.

Well, it was funny to see Piccadilli paper bag (Bulgarian supermarket chain) in front of Fontana di Trevi. It was a bit annoying, that we arrived at Villa D'Este in Tivoili at 5:30 PM, when they just closed it under our noses, but we came back the next day and it was really worthed. I can recommend to anybody to see these fountains, which work by gravity and there is no even one pump in the entire place.

1. It is amazing feeling to touch with your hand things older than 2000 years. 2. The masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raffaelo, Bernini and many many others are a must to see in a life time.
3. The delicious Italian food and the sophisticated leather products are also something you cannot miss.


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Stay in Agrigento

by JOHN R. (10/10/2011 21:39:52)

Agrigento was an excellent base for these day trips and our B and B was perfect. Sicily is an outstanding place to visit. We spent time walking among the ruins at the Valley of the Temples. We also took time and drove to visit some distant family in a nearby town of Aragona. A side trip to Casltagirone, a small Sicilian town known for its ceramics was delightful as well as a drive along the coast viewing the white cliffs. .

I don't think you could find a bad meal if you tried. Everything is fresh and homemade. We enjoyed the seafood and pasta. Agrigento wasn't a "tourist" town and we felt we were with real Italians. Some of our previous experiences made me wonder where the Italians were, hearing English, German or French being spoken. This was our first time in Sicily and we loved it. Local shops provides some great cheeses, sausages and olives. We picniced a few times, too.

Our host's name was Giovani, one of the guests from Mexico was Juan, and I am named John. We had some laughs regarding the three of us having essentially the same name - just in different languages. Also, it took us a while to figure out how to open the outside door until someone showed us that we only needed to push a button - not fumble around with our keys.

Sicily is the bread basket for Italy and much of the world. Grapes, Olives, Almonds, Pistaccio, Prickly Pears grow all over making meals incredible and fresh.
Agrigento is located central to many easy day trips - beaches, Valley of the Temples, vinyards and olive groves.
Our B and B was beautiful and we were made to feel very welcome. The facilities were modern, clean and beautiful.


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B&B in Naples

by EDMUND C. (03/10/2011 19:51:44)

"Bravo" is what I can think to appreciate the B&B I stayed at,  just feel like home! Castle dell'Ovo is a good place to go. In Italy, not many places can have medieval castles to see, and Napoli historican centre is one, and dell'Ovo is what I need. Though it is not really a great fortress comparing to the one I visited in the past, it is definitely a good place to see the sunset and the night view of Napoli.

Undoubtly, L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele in Via C.Sersale is a must to try. Not only tourists, even many local Italians appreciate the pizza there too as well, and the price doesn't adjust for big profit but is still in a "local price" (not tourist price). Personally, I think the quality/price ratio is good, but it's not really so surprising (I think some other pizzeria can also offer the same or even better quality pizza too), but it's still worthy to try there.

Not really any exciting experience to tell, but what I memorize the most is the pets in the B&B I stayed. There are 2 cats and 1 dog, and they are really lovely. One of the cats is white and it's a lazy one, but I could make it follow me sometimes and even to my bedroom. Since then, it liked to go to my bedroom very often and even slept in my bed! :D

Napoli city originates since 8th century, and one of the eldest cities in Italy, which preserves lots of old buildings like castles while the other cities in Italy do not have the same. Furthermore, it connects to other locations such as Capri, Pompei which are also worthy to go. Last but not least, Napoli is notorious for its local security which makes most of the tourists stay away from here (that's what I like as I don't like places which are crowd with tourists).


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