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... of one way hairpin turns and we were glad to have a GPS for this drive as if we had not we would still be driving around! We finally found a car parking station, not the one we were heading for but another nearby. This turned out well as it was near the spotting stadium and very recognisable on the maps. Also it ended up we were not far from the main attractions as well. We went straight to the information centre and booked a city walking tour then bought our city pass for ...
... song underwater' and the even better 'guess what animal I am underwater'!!!
After this lazy day we all decided some biking had to be done and as we all have our bikes with us that became our Monday Mission. Andrea and Eugene have road bikes and Ben and I have our mountain bikes...not conducive with staying together so we headed out to the road and then went our separate ways, them for a five hour road race marathon and us for a ...
... very changable these last few days, even having thunder and lightning yesterday. It has rained on and off today but the girls did manage to get into the pool when the sun came out this afternoon.
Hope you all have been enjoying the photos so far - and contary to what some people think I have not been taking photos of postcards! (actually we are still sitting at Auckland airport, great selection of postcards here!).
Well its been a long day. After taking a taxi from our Rome apartment and saying our farewells to Lucia we headed for the place where we needed to collect our car which was a good half hour ride back out towards the airport.
After a crash landing lesson on how to operate the GPS we set off for ...
And such was the case this year. One of the favourites – Valdimontone (Ram) was hassled and blocked by another favourite, Nicchio (Shell) to allow Nicchio’s ally Tartuca (turtle) to get a good start. And indeed he did, racing away to win the Palio. Ram finished third – a huge disgrace, while Shell finished fourth.
As the race is finishing, the crowd is overcome with emotion, and it often spills over into punch ups between the teams.