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Gabicce Mare.

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Gabicce Mare was the second base for my summer holiday. It was chosen by chance.

I visited this town in order to get to Gabicce Monte. Unfortunately I couldn' t get there due to lack of time. So I thought about looking for a room in Gabicce Mare.

This way I should have had more time to visit Gabicce Monte.

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Gabicce Mare is a modern sea side resort. It has not an old core.

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Spending some time on the beach is one of the things to do in Gabicce.

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At the entrance of some beaches there are some paintings. Some of these are real masterpieces in my opinion.

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I booked a room for some nights at hotel Paris. It is a nice two stars hotel; even if it is quite old.

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I was given a room with three beds and the bathroom en suite.

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At hotel Paris they seved a good buffet breakfast with several home made pastries.

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Gabicce Monte is a nice village. It is some kilometers from Gabicce Mare. It is part of Gabicce Mare.

In the old times it was a fortified village.

I went to Gabicce Monte by bus.

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From Gabicce Monte you can enjoy the view over Gabicce Mare and on some other places.

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There are some cafes and restaurants in Gabicce Monte. I think there are even some hotels here.

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Gabicce Monte is a small village. It is possible to visit it in a couple of hours.

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Here we can read that Gabicce Monte was the birthplace of Girolamo Lanfranco and his son; Giacomo.

They were potters who lived here in the 1500.

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I also did a day trip to Gradara from Gabicce Mare. I went there by bus. The journey took around twenty minutes.

Gradara is a Medieval village situated on a hill. It is only six kilometers from Gabicce Mare.

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Gradara is a small village, but there is no shortage of cafes and restaurants here.

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There are some churches in Gadara. One of these is the XIV century church of saint John the Baptist.

Its main sight is a crucifix sculpted by a friar in the first half on the XVII century.

If you look at the Christ' s face from three defined spots on the floor, you can see its three expressions on its face. Silence, sufference and relief.

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There is a castle in Gradara. It was built between the 11th and the 15th centuries.

I did not visit it because I was in Gradara on monday; the closing day.

The castle is where the tragic story of Paolo and Francesca happened.

It was written in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. One of our most famous witers.

Francesca was Giovanni (AKA Giangiotto) Malatesta' s wife. She had a love affair with her husband' s brother, Paolo.

One day, when Giangiotto came home and caught the two lovers together in Francesca' s room he killed them.

Probabably this sad story took place between 1283 and 1285.

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The street from the main entrance of the village is quite long and steep.

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I hope to re visit Gradara quite soon.

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The Gabicce Express train is a way to head to Gabicce Monte and to Gradara.

It is not a comfortable mean of transportation but you can use it if you have children.

Posted by Maurizioagos 17:43 Archived in Italy Tagged italy; mare emilia romagna. gabicce monte; Comments (3)

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