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Travel Blogs from Montepaone Lido
... waiting for-EVER for me in our home on Ithaca.
-----Hmm, I thought. Maybe I should visit the Greek island of Ithaca, after finishing my travels?
-----Penelope reminded me that after Homer's hero returned home, his dog Argos saw him and died. Oh, dear. I hoped Tucker the Corgy Dog wasn't going to die when I returned home to Michigan!
-----Of course, I still wasn't sure where I'd live after finishing my travels. I still hadn't forgiven ...
... and facilitated easy development of the cave communities.
Such caves were to be a common theme for the day, with our second scheduled stop being Matera about 40 kms north of the coast in Basilicata. Matera [pop ~ 60,000, the 2nd largest in Basilicata] is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Italy, dating back to Palaeolithic times. It is built around three large valleys with the local rock again being the soft tuff. ...
Hello everyone! Yesterday, we drove from our little hotel, to Genova!I seriously think that that's where they g to the idea for Tintin (that bit when they're trying to get the scroll thingys, right after the opera girl broke the bulletproof glass case.)! It was really cool (except not really, it was boiling hot!). We walked around for a bit, got an ice cream, then hopped back in the rental car, and drove (more driving! :p ) a winding road to La Spezia. ...
Today we had a lie in and then went to Locri where we looked for the Ancient Greek town where the fortress was. It was amazing. We then went and got some diesel and dad got ripped off so there was a bit of arguing. We then went to the shopping outlet where we had a McDonald's and accessed the wifi. We also called at oriented fashion where I got a top and dress and mum got a little handbag. We thence had a nap and tea and later went out for cocktails. Mum tried the local liquor ...
... We returned to the shores of Lago Trasimeno (which we
visited briefly the day before) for lunch before hopping on the little
ferry across to Isolo Maggiore. It's a small island, about 1km in length
that was lovely and peaceful to walk around. Of course the trip
wouldn't have been complete without looking in the church and getting
our daily gelatti. I've tried ...