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Yes Mister, we want some candy., Ventimiglia, Italy travel blog

Yes Mister, we want some candy.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... mountains. The Italian couple had recommended a series of gorges to the North East, which were to be a swirly and stunning entrance into Italy. But we decided to take the easy road aiming to get closer, quicker. It took us inland of Nice, where the view ...

Lecce again, Merine Apulia, Italy travel blog

Lecce again

A travel blog entry by jomole

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We spent another half day in Lecce, this time visiting one of the small old houses in the city, the Museo Faggiano.   In 2001 the family that lived there were having trouble with the drains, and as Luciano  Faggiano was digging down trying to ...

The Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Italy travel blog

The Amalfi Coast

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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The Amalfi Coast is too far to bike to from Naples, so I dropped down to the city of Salerno. From there, I was able to bike the 25 miles to the trailhead of the Path of the Gods, a great trail along the coast. I biked up to Bomerano, where the trail ...

At one with nature, Rome, Italy travel blog

At one with nature

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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It's Sunday, shops don’t open late; it’s Sunday, shops don’t open late; it’s Sunday, shops don’t open late ….. this is our mantra on a Sunday to make sure that we remember to go and buy food before the shops close. Of ...

Blurred Perspective, Venice, Italy travel blog

Blurred Perspective

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... learning as much Italian as I had thought).  Sitting by the window of the train I saw a faded, blurry, rain streaked version Italy, yet t could have been anywhere in the world for all I know.  Images flying by faster than I could imagine with ...

Sink or Swim, Venice, Italy travel blog

Sink or Swim

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Venice by day is an incredible maze of sky high buildings, bridges and dead ends.  Wandering in and around in a neverending tale of twists and turns as no one direction lasts more than a few meters.  Storefront after storefront boast ...

Didn’t anyone wear clothes back then???, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Didn’t anyone wear clothes back then???

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Spencer has been itching at the bit to use the 'extra amenities' since we arrived here, so while I potted around inside he and Lyndon had a table tennis challenge followed by a foosball tournament. I am not really sure who won, seemed to get a different ...

Random ruins, Rome, Italy travel blog

Random ruins

A travel blog entry by sevenhours

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I have to say that the first thing we did in Rome was to get some decent pasta. I watched Shannon have the best meal of his entire life! It was a veggie and tomato pasta, half a litre of red wine and a finisher of Crème Caramel. I think he's fallen in ...

Tour of the Amalfi Coast, Positano & Sorrento, Amalfi, Italy travel blog

Tour of the Amalfi Coast, Positano & Sorrento

A travel blog entry by stevegrace

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Early breakfast this morning. We have to be ready when our driver arrives. Stefan (our driver from Rome In Limo) arrived right on 8.30am as booked. He was a very pleasant man - born in France but married to an Italian and living in Rome. He spoke perfect ...

White towns, Locorotondo, Italy travel blog

White towns

A travel blog entry by jomole

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It rained this morning, but cleared up later - temp about 24.  A lady appeared at 8.30 with our breakfast on a tray - two warm croissants with chocolate inside, two packets of dried toast, two cups of coffee and two hard boiled eggs.  Not ever ...

Day 19, Firenze, Italy travel blog

Day 19

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Today we have climb over 2200 steps! (That doesn't include smaller staircases and any walking we did). We started with the Duomo; there are 6 areas to see. First we climbed to the top of the dome - 471 steps each way. Then we went inside the Cathedral ...

Naples, Pompeii, and Mt. Vesuvius, Portici, Italy travel blog

Naples, Pompeii, and Mt. Vesuvius

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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The ride from Capua, though short at 30 miles, was not so fun. I found myself on a freeway after misunderstanding a sign on the entry ramp. I had thought that only the "A" roads were freeways, but it turns out that any of the regular “SS” ...

Lands End, Maglie, Italy travel blog

Lands End

A travel blog entry by jomole

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Neil's birthday. 35º again. Today we drove down to Leuca, which is at the southernmost part of Italy at the bottom of the 'heel'. We were surprised to find an upmarket town with some very nice properties, a lot of which we decided were probably ...

Day 18, Firenze, Italy travel blog

Day 18

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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... on the alps and the few people who were on the train seem to be going skiing. We changed trains at Torino, Italy. The atmosphere there was completely different. Signs made sense, directions were more accurate and the train.....10 times better than the ...

Cycling in Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Cycling in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... chill on the beach, or something. I am still learning my limits. The first day out of Nice I went through Monaco and into Italy. Three countries in one day…that’s a first! Lovely coast and the transition into Italy was not very noticeable to ...

Athens to Milan, Milan, Italy travel blog

Athens to Milan

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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Athens International isn't exactly in the city, and it was a twenty mile ride from the hostel. The last couple miles into the airport, the only road is the freeway. I don’t know why they do this, but I guess it doesn’t matter as long as I ...

I guess we are just not cultured enough, Rome, Italy travel blog

I guess we are just not cultured enough

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We jumped out of bed at 7.30am this morning rearing to go. No you're right, that doesn’t sound like us at all. The real truth is that after pressing snooze a number of times we groggily rolled out of bed and stomped around the apartment getting ...

Like mother, like daughter ….. oh dear, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Like mother, like daughter ….. oh dear

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We were sad to farewell Rome as we have all really enjoyed it, however the itinerary is set so move on we must. We were on track to be ready for our host Pina to arrive at the planned time of 10.00am but she arrived 10 minutes early. Like I tell my Dad ...

Getting lost, Locorotondo, Italy travel blog

Getting lost

A travel blog entry by jomole

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... , it is greener, and we caught sight of our first 'trullo',  the conical shaped small houses that are typical of this area of Italy only.  There are olive trees, but also a lot of fruit trees and vines.  I had sent a text to say we would be ...

A private helicopter, San Domino Island, Italy travel blog

A private helicopter

A travel blog entry by jomole

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After breakfast we drove to the Gargano peninsula, which is a national park and is a mountainous area jutting out into the Adriatic. You can see it for a long way as you approach it, as it rises from miles of flat farmland. There are two religious ...

A walk round the island, San Domino, Italy travel blog

A walk round the island

A travel blog entry by jomole

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... 1938 when Mussolini had hundreds of homosexuals deported to San Domino to live in harsh conditions until the internment camp was closed in 1939 as Italy became enmeshed in the war.  We managed to convey that we only wanted a two course meal tonight. ...

An Interesting Day, Matera, Italy travel blog

An Interesting Day

A travel blog entry by jomole

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... ; There was quite a large covered arena where to begin with they had a parade of horses and carriages.  This part of Italy is famous for the Murgese horse, which originated during Spanish rule,  and which is normally black and is used for ...

Just us and the pigeons, Venice, Italy travel blog

Just us and the pigeons

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Just our luck, House of Gags was on again this morning so we couldn't leave the house until we had watched it. Great, now Spencer is obsessed! This meant we got out a bit before 12 noon so we headed to the supermarket to grab some lunch. Laden with ...

'You just never know what’s been on it', Rome, Italy travel blog

'You just never know what’s been on it'

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... why wouldn't we want to ride a bike in Rome surrounded by Italian drivers?? Although the wearing of bike helmets is not compulsory in Italy the bike company that we went with had made it compulsory, a wise decision I would think. We had about 12 people ...

More Crodo, Crodo, Italy travel blog

More Crodo

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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I stayed at this campground near the Switzerland border for over 2 weeks. Not solely because it was beautiful, but I did a hike/jog up to 8300 feet. I started with the intention of doing a short hike, but it turned out to be a long hike to the ridge that ...

Lake Como, Como, Italy travel blog

Lake Como

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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Lake Como was only a two day ride from where I was before, so I figured I had to see it before departing Italy. After all, if it is good enough for George Clooney to have a vacation home... Well, it didn't blow me away (I’m getting harder and harder ...

Beautiful Murano glass ….. in every shop it, Venice, Italy travel blog

Beautiful Murano glass ….. in every shop it

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Today we were up and out the door early as our plan is to visit a couple of the smaller Venetian islands before having a Gondola ride later in the afternoon. As we were not willing to swim over to the islands we had to take the water bus – I would ...

Farewell to beautiful Venice, Riccione, Italy travel blog

Farewell to beautiful Venice

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Rush, rush, rush this morning as we had to be out by 10.00am and we all had a bit of a sleep in after our very late night. So much for one last stroll through the canals this morning. I'm not sure how I ever thought that would happen, wishful thinking I ...

A City of Real History, Rome, Italy travel blog

A City of Real History

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... up and down the road. With the 2000 year old ruins along the road, one would think the area would be protected a little, but this is Italy and anything is possible here. Having to get off to the side of the road so a car can pass somehow takes a little of ...

Leaning buildings & American burgers, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Leaning buildings & American burgers

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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Our host Sylvia had warned us when we arrived that there was work being done in town that meant we would have no power from 8.00am until 4.00pm today, so we decided to get up and out before this was an issue. Thankfully the workmen were running late as ...

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