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spring valley, California
September 20, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri
August 10, 2007
From journal First Time to Italy
Daventry, United Kingdom
July 5, 2004
From journal Nice location - shame about the timeshare
June 17, 2003
The unit had only one bathroom, but that didn't bother us. I liked the stone tiles. Unfortunately, right below us was a bar, and the blaring music kept us up most nights. Also, the resort was remodeling at the time we were there, so we couldn't use the pool. They did let us know beforehand.
The first day wasn't too welcoming, though. There were already quite a few guests waiting at the lobby, and the staff was just preparing their paperwork, refreshments, etc. right in front of us. We were tired from the trip, having driven three hours from Rome and no rooms were available yet. They told us that introductions were to be at dinner, so we made sure we attended that. It was a very good meal, and the hosts explained the Umbrian cuisine, and we introduced ourselves to the other resort guests. We tried to be perky, but we just wanted to sleep!
Perhaps it was the fact that Italians adhere to their 2-4pm siesta time(where nothing really gets done) or that they typically eat dinner late, that things weren't ready for the guests when we arrived there. This is something tourists should be mindful of. We improvised and made sure we had snacks between those times.
If you have a rental car, make sure you have a full tank when you're touring, because you won't see any gas stations open during those infamous hours!
We learned to take things in stride -- when we asked the staff for directions to the nearest golf course, they gave us the address of one that had been closed for renovations for a year! So we asked the locals, and they finally led us to the Perugia Golf Club. This was after we had driven practically all around the central hills of Umbria! Nevertheless, we enjoyed "losing our way" to Corciano - a small, medieval town situated on a hilltop - I was even glad for the interruption! Things have a way of righting themselves - my husband was finally able to schedule his tee time and I have the picture of Corciano tucked away in my memory forever!
From journal Springtime in Italy