Well, sadly all good things must come to an end.
All the members of the “We Love Atina !!!” Group seemed to really enjoy their long weekend in Atina. They were a great bunch of people and everyone got on so well. The weather was so kind to us, lovely warm sunny days, perfect for all our little trips around Atina and it environs.
We enjoyed several lovely evening meals together at …
The Villa Fortuna’s restaurant in lower Atina / Ponte Melfa. We found it to be very friendly, the food was very good, tasty and reasonably priced.
We also used the Villa Fortuna’s bar as our meeting point and were made so welcome by Marcello and Christiane, the Italian / American owners who also share our passion for Atina and genealogy. We were also able to use their Wifi network which was very useful. Thanks guys !!!
The group also had a lovely meal one evening at the well known restaurant named “Il Vicolo” in Upper Atina, which was also very enjoyable.
You can read more about “Il Vicolo” here:
One lunch time we went for a spot of lunch at “La Botola” (opposite the Museum) and had the typical Atina dish of “pasta e fagioli“.
During their stay in Atina Brigida and Trevor, and Gina and Enrico chose to stay at the Fontana Vecchia, which is situated a little outside Atina, so a car would be useful. They found the owners to be very friendly and helpful and would have no hesitation in recommending it to future visitors of Atina.
Mary stayed at the “Hotel Virginia” near the centre of Atina. Here are some photos she took of the view from her room:
She said: “It was very clean and quite retro … A mix of old and new, the owner’s husband is a French architect and he designed it. The owner also took me to the train station in Cassino when i left and would have picked me up too if I had called her … I spent a week there and I was the only one in the hotel so a bit scarey. It was very central for Atina, if like me, you are without transport.”
The Bed & Breakfast Posta Vecchia is also well recommended. It is situated in the heart of the old town. However it only has 2 rooms
We’d also like to recommend the Hotel Villa Fortuna (who also have the bar and restaurant above) to anyone looking for accommodation in and around Atina. This is situated in lower Atina, in Ponte Melfa.
Well, we are soon to plan next year’s “We Love Atina” Group’s next gathering in 2015. We hope it may become an annual event.
The date is still to be decided, however some have asked if it could be held during the summer months.
Any further feedback would be much appreciated.
If you would like to join us, please feel free to join our
“We Love Atina !!!” Facebook Group
or get in touch with me. The more the merrier !!!
Ciao for now !!!
All photos by me © Louise Shapcott
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