The Weatherforecast sucks! We get really wet during our first day in Italy. The first stop of our Tour takes us to Montecatini Terme – to the B&B Fablè. A great Location downtown, unbelievable nice owners and a substantial Breakfast makes it difficult to ride on.
Our Trip takes us via Cortona – with a stay in the Hotel Borgo Il Melone in an incredible little 14sqm big Room on two levels (the romatic Tower-Room!) to L’Aquila.
This region still suffers on the impact of the Earthquake from 2009. L’Aquila downtown is a single construction site. In 10-15 Years from now it might be a great Town for sightseeing again, however today it is difficult to make yourself comfortable in this destroyed city.
But the castle of L’Aquila is really a Highlight – if the Italians have no Hill, they build the castle into the basement and construct a huge ditch, so that nobody can have a look into your dining hall!
In the evening the city is not showing-off at all. It is raining cats and dogs and we need almost one hour to find an open Trattoria – which might be related to a Monday evening in combination with this holiday.
So we hurry up and drive to…
The Streats in this region are almost all in an unfavorable condition. And because of the massive damage it will not change fast.
But Vasto is a tiny little neat town – and we found with the Residenzia Amblingh a high class B&B in a top location. Many Hotels do not get even close to this B&B! All pictures from the Internet reflect the reality and you can book rooms at low cost – so what else do you need? For this reason we spend an extra day in Vasto that we don’t have to drive on another rainy day.