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... head .....so here comes the history lesson.
"Elba has been inhabited since the Iron Age. Ligurian tribes were followed by Etruscans and then Greeks. A rotating cast of residents, refugees and pirates made appearances in subsequent centuries including the Pax Romana, bands of North African raiders, the Spanish and Cosimo I de' Medici, who in the mid-16th century founded and fortified the port town of Cosmopolis, today's Portoferraio.
But none of ...
Hmmm what happened today? Oh! Today was the day of terrible food choices. We started our morning off with sampling the grapes in the vineyard we woke up in, they were fermenting on the vine - bad choice. Kory came back from his morning 'stroll' excited to show me that there were black olives growing in the area! He hands me a few and I instantly chomp into them - bad choice. Fresh olives will leave your tongue feeling fuzzy for hours, don't try it. I felt like I had ...
... I ask him how it was....all I get back is "I don't like iper-coops, to busy, I need snack.." We snack and head back out into the down pour. Keeping our heads down we pedal our way along the coast line. Finally around 16:00 the rain stops the sun comes out. We stop for lunch and peel off the wet jackets to let them dry. Back on the bikes we keep heading south on a small road that runs parallel to the large interstate highway. We have ...
... This is a special experience, and even though it is my third visit, I am that my Italian lingo has improved enough for him to understand how much we appreciate his work. He has also revealed and restored some frescoes in his top half of the church. It is appalling that the powers that be have converted the lower half into prosaic offices. He rails against the political culture in Italy, and perhaps Italian culture in general. He explains ...
... kept us going. The local bus got us into town (Portaferrio) for the next day where we wandered, and wandered. We were a bit late to visit the villa where Napoleon Bonaparte was 'imprisoned' but able to have a good sticky beak at the outside. Walked up and around some amazing flights of steps and visited a fort on top. All these places seem to have had brutal pasts and have need of forts, old walls etc ...
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