Thursday, May 24, 2007

Private Apartment For Holiday Rent Frascati

Well it looks as if the purchase of the house in Le Marche is going to go through which means that we will be spending the summer months over there renovating.
We have decided therefore to rent out our apartment in Frascati for the months of July, August and the first 2 weeks of September.
It is a beautiful apartment on the top floor ( see photo, top 3 windows) in the central piazza of Frascati, the views are stunning, and as the sun is setting you can see out to the sea.
There are 3 bedrooms each with double beds, large lounge and dining area, kitchen, bathroom, laundry and terrace.
Frascati is the main town of the Castelli Romani and is an excellent base for visiting the other towns of the region as well as Rome as the station is just 2 minutes away, with a train to central Rome every hour, taking 25 minutes.
The price we are asking is 800 euro per week which is negotiable for anyone wishing to rent on a monthly basis.
So if any of you know of anyone looking to spend some time in Rome this summer please let me know.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Lazy Afternoon at Portonovo

As the temperature soared into the 30's we decided to head to Portonovo in the Conero Regional Park on the Adriatic coast to have a long lazy lunch beside the beach before the long drive back to Rome.
After an amazing seafood lunch at La Capannina and a bit too much to drink we were ready for a nap, so plonked our selves down on the restaurant loungers and lazed away the afternoon.
This is truly a beautiful piece of coastline, unspoilt and not too busy (yet).
I have had a hard time getting used to the Italian beaches after being spoilt for choice in New Zealand and Australia which has some of the most amazing coastline with miles and miles of uninterrupted,clean white sand and sea.
I absolutely refuse to pay to lie on a beach which seems to be the normal practice here. Lido after lido, some charging 40 euro a day for the privilege of an umbrella, a sun lounger which will be a metre or so from the next person! I need my space and if anyone comes within 2 metres of me with their towel, they get glared at! Sometimes whilst driving along the coast roads in Italy it is hard to even see the beaches as the rows of lido's block the view, such a shame.
Lazy Afternoon (fully clothed as we didn't have our togs with us!)

Giro D'Italia

We awoke this morning to a Frascati that had been transformed to accommodate the 5th stage of the Giro D'Italia.
Our apartment is right in the centre and I reckon we had the best view despite not quite being able to focus on the finishing line!

The leaders
A happy finalist, not sure if he was the winner!The rest of them