Pontone's skyline dominated by a number of noble mansions and three tall bell towers: that of the BISHOP'S HOUSE with an interesting courtyard; that of the CHURCH DI S. FILIPPO NERI, and then the bell-tower of S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA (XII century) adorned with an unusual clok in polychrome majolica.more
The walls of the cathedral were fairly plain, compared to the rich paintings above.We didn't get to see the crypt - the inside had damp patches and smelt musty - the rain must be getting in somewhhere - so we made a hasty return to the sunshine outside.What can be seen if you are interested is the CEILING by De Simone, and three large paintings by...more
The village of Scala is tiny - won't take long to see - basically the two main hotels, a couple of shops and the main square with the cathedral. The Cathedral, named after S.Lorenzo, is a large three-naved building, with XIX century floor and romanesque door. In the crypt apparently are some wooden sculptures of XIII century and a gothic tomb with...more
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Nice, small restaurant, with panoramic terrace (no sea view, but great view over vineyards and lemon trees) and very well done seafood plates.Nice appetizers, and very good pasta with seafood and grilled or baked fish.Relaxing atmosphere, good wine. Pasta with seafood (paccheri con rana pescatrice)more
This is a family concern, staffed by three generations of the owners family. They grow all their own food, make their own fresh pasta (southern Italy generally uses mass-produced dry pasta) and believe me it was wonderful and even grow the grapes for the wine. As well as all types of pasta dishes I enjoyed the vegetarian aubergine bake and the...more
The Villa Guisseppina had a terrace overlooking the pool where lunchtime snacks and meals were availble. After a long transfer from pescasseroli we enjoyed a lunch here just unwinding and enjoying the views. Beef rolls with parmesan and rocket - my choice was a large mixed house salad.more
Comfy shoes for those steps!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repelents would be advisable here.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A sarong was invaluable for returning down the short stretch of road to Hotel La Margherita from the pool at the other Hotel.
From Scala's square continue on the road for 700m/yds to a hairpin bend. Here take the steps descending to square of Minuta. Continue down to the right past the drinking fountain. Descend on the main path for 200m/yds to a fork where path to the left descends under an arch. Either path will take you down to the square in Pontone.Leave by arch to...more
This 3 hour hike starting from Minuta and then Pontone, leads down old steps and along good, sometimes shaded paths through lemon and citrus groves and then along rocky slopes to the Valle delle Ferriere Nature reserve, a wooded area with tall chestnuts trees, natural springs and waterfalls. The valley is surrounded by the high ridges of Mount...more
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