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Travel Blogs from Piacenza
Apologies for being so quiet of late. The reason is that I've been staying mostly in parish accommodation, which is inexpensive but gives no access to wi-fi. I'll try to do a bumper update edition before too long as there is lots to ...
... going on. I loved the Italian cover band that managed a repertoire spanning Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and Rage Against the Machine. All sung in a mix of English and Italian!
Wednesday we spent some more time in the city centre so we could go to the markets and some churches. The fresh produce markets that Franci and his father used to go to have closed down and in the cittadel, the covered markets which were once bustling and full are now run ...
... up the valley and went for 2 more rounds of caffe and vino at Massimo's and then Maleo's homes.
The food, wine and socialising took its toll so we found ourselves in bed by 8pm for a 'nap' and slept through to this morning - the magic of sleep making us feel slightly more human. Having gone to bed so early, we woke up hungry so Francesco drove us into town looking for a breakfast. We ended up having cappucino and brioche while we waited for the supermarket to open ...
... ever spoken to which leads me again to - You are a big fat liar or your child was in high school already. The Sleep Lady, who got us through this the first time, advises to wait til 3. Well, I would totally wait til 3 and I am in absolutely no rush to do this but Jr has obviously been sneaking into the living room to watch Bear Grylls and Penn and Teller because he can wiggle out of his sleepsack and hop over that crib like it was a miniature hurdle. Her other advice, as ...
... sneaking around the
upper floors of this big old empty building!!
I finally got looking at my maps and decided on the scenic route to Italy via
a few nice passes over the Alps and then after that managed to get some
I was up by 8am and after checking my emails etc the very nice lady of the
hotel brought me up a cup of wonderful coffee, I loaded the bike and was off
back along the road I arrived on yesterday.
I'm heading up the mountains again ...