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Travel Blogs from Pinarella di Cervia
So today i had to wake up at 5 (bleh) catch a bus to Pesaro then a train to Rivenna. Most of my day was spent going between churches. Today's story is mostly pictures. Look into Rivenna, its facinating. Buildings from the 5th century! Got to eat gelato at the end. Good ...
... with several shops selling replica guns, and switch-blades, or flick-knives. Cath wouldn't let me buy a camouflage flick-knife. No fun at all.
The walled city of San Marino is built on a mountain top so walking around means up and down the old stone streets. Good exercise. Our hotel had given us a San Marino card which gave us discounts on the entry fees to towers 1 & 2 and the San Marino Museum. The ...
... selection of the surviving mosaics were depicting the siege of Constantinople (which led to its fall in 1204)! Okay, maybe no one else (including Ben) feels that warrants the exclamation mark, but this medievalist does! After that, our stops were one amazing set of mosaics after another, along with a fine selection of altar panels, pottery shards, Egyptian death masks, and early modern armor in the museum.
All in all, Ravenna was a win.
With only one day in San Marino I got an early start after breakfast but unfortunately, the fog is in. I was hoping for a great day with fantastic views from the centre of the town on top of the mountain but not to be. I don the jacket and scale and head for the fort. Spending 4 hours walking up and down little streets and in to towers. Up many stairs. I call it quotes at a cafe for a late lunch and put up one slightly sore ...
Last morning in Venice, and it would have to be the best. I decide to get some cash on the way to the water bus, but then realise the money I transferred only yesterday has not cleared in my travel card as yet, so I use the other one (NAB card), but cause it's been so long since I used it, one has forgotten there pin. Bugger. Oh well ...
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- Swimming pool
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