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... of great bankers from 13thC and sheep farmers. Medici dynasty the rulers of Tuscany showed great support for artists. Chianti full bodied red wine is grown in Tuscan region. One of famous wines produced in Tuscany. Many olive trees as well. Walking in Rome. Trevi fountain. Basilica Santa Maria. Used for Roman ...
... and that it had to be tall enough so that a person riding a horse could easily pass under it. I suppose that the areas between the walkways in those days were possibly open sewers. Anyway it makes getting around the city easy, and I have enjoyed their shelter during a couple of heavy thunderstorms.
The other main attraction is two brick towers, built in the 1300's. The tallest one is 100mtr high and has another one of those 500 step internal staircases to climb up ...
Thursday 11th June
The weather was sunny and warm as
we left the Passo della Futa campsite and headed towards Bologna. As we
descended from the mountains, the temperature climbed to the low 30's. We
stopped off in Maranello to visit the Ferrari museum. It was full of shiny red
cars! It had all the formula one cars and trophies as well as films and photos.
... both afternoons but no real stormy weather.
We think we have now got a good feel for the area and so will be moving on tomorrow.
We have just had a post evening meal stroll and watched the sunset over the hills. A pale grey mist was settled in the valley bottoms and as the burning orange sun sank behind the mountains, they were silhouetted in ever deepening shades of charcoal. You don’t see that in ...
... watched the locals. The town is just the single lane winding over the hill. Sadly no piazza. Just exercise. It's very beautiful here but I'm also glad to be moving on. My days off were spent looking for wifi, gelato and a supermarket so I could stock up on a treat or three. Has my Italian improved? My vocabulary has tripled but it will take skill to incorporate them into a conversation that isn't about agriculture. I'm still smiling though as I head to Arezzo. Sent from my ...