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0521 The Many Faces of Rimini (Ita 046, 09B -146) Rimini, September 19, 2009 Day 255: 5 hours, 14.7—total: 25.1 kms I’m looking forward to Rimini, if for no other reason than that it looks like there’s a 13 Euro hostel here… That’s well within my budget-- in fact, I could actually stay here a while if I wanted to. And that’s a good feeling. After 50 days of feeling that I just have to keep moving all the time, Rimini might end up ...
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Tavullia is about 20km from our hotel in Pesaro. Tavullia's most famous resident is Valentino Rossi.
Valentino rates as one of the most successful Motorbike racers of all time and has the biggest fan club. This is evident at any MotoGP you attend or watch on TV, by the yellow sea of clothing and flags in the crowd. The crowds at MotoGP's cheer every time he rides by whether he is ...
... a huge floor mosaic with geometrical patterns and mediaeval decorations.
Pesaro also boasts many museums and lists art works on its tourist maps such as a giant ball in the Piazzale della Liberta. We found this sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro a bit funny as a pomodoro in Italian is a tomato - does that make the big ball - a big tomato? On closer inspection of the 'big tomato' we discovered it is a fountain as well.
One of the attractions for riders to the area is ...
... beach snob, having grown up with Ocean City nearby and having lived in Cape May and St. Kitts, but it just doesn't feel like beach to me without salt air. That's like a fundamental requirement to me. Without that, it's just "the lake" or something.
On Friday, we traveled by train and walked in the rain.
Even precipitation is lovely in Italy.
At the train station, I discovered a vending machine that provided espresso in a tiny plastic cup. It was perfect. Espresso this good shouldn't come from vending machines. Frankly, espresso of any kind shouldn't come from vending machines. Heaven, I'm sure, will be lined ...