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... heartening, even inspiring, to note that wherever we go, when we say we are from Australia, (...damn, that took 3 attempts to even spell it correctly...hate this bloody iPad..) the look on their faces changes instantly, and suddenly they relax, and beam, and almost without exception, everyone says " oooh, one day I want to go to Australia....." genuinely....)
Isola d'Elba or Elba Island is the biggest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest in Italy after Sardinia and Sicily. It is far away from the tourist-filled destinations of Siena, Pisa, or Florence and thus often overlooked by many. The easiest way to get there is to take a ferry from the industrial mainland town of Piombino to the port of Portoferraio in Elba. The name means 'Iron ...
... have gone up in price! Vino and pizza for lunch, che sorpresa! I find I'm annoyed now when people speak English to me, I'm speaking Italian (or maybe not......) Mainland - Tuscany is only 30 mins or so away, €10 people, €50 car. I wonder if people commute? One ferry company have 100 trips to and fro per week starting at 515 am so I'm guessing so. Lots of bikes and apparently both biking and hiking are popular. Definitely a place for a holiday, ...
... drove up, around and through, stopping at Porto Ercole to wander along the harbour and onto the sea wall. This is the town where Carravaggio died in 1610.
Up the coast to Follonica, a popular seaside town. Chose a hotel right on the waterfront with sea views, then joined the locals and tourists in their evening prommenade. Enjoyed a scrumptious pizza, fortunately in ...
... them in as I am no lightweight.
So there I tracked up the hill soaking wet to get the car and collect Mandy & Jeffrey. Disrobing behind the car into a dry sarong.
We were given 2 whole fish which Jeffrey and I cooked on the BBQ last night and it was perfect.
True to form we have been trying lots of different Elban wines which have improved markedly in the time we have been away, so a little bit tireder today, ha ha.
Even had a midnight ...