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Travel Blogs from Marina di Bibbona
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Italy Driving Tip: Italy makes frequent use of speed cameras. They're called autoveloxes and the police are happy to mail you a speeding ticket if you fly by one too fast. This seems a bit unfair to me and I hope they never catch on in the U.S. Fortunately my Hertz Never Lost alerted me to most of them in advance, but I have a feeling I may receive a couple of additional charges on my credit card.
Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
... landscape. There was a table set up with bottles of wine which you could purchase if you wanted, including some of their own wine so we bought a bottle of their Merlot to have with our pizza. Elijah loved trying all the different foods- I think anything with bread is always a winner for him! Then they brought out a big platter with pieces of cake on it. It was a lemon, coconut cake with icing sugar on top- yum! Elijah was getting pretty tired so we took him up to bed and had an early ...
... book about Florence and had decided we wouldn't need to long there really, just enough time to see the sites and get some lunch. However it did have one of the Big three which are must sees in Italy, 1: The Collosseum, 2: The Duomo in Florence, 3: The leaning tower of Pisa. We found a parking spot in the centre of Florence and used our Lonely Planet Italy book for a map to find our way to the Duomo. It’s basically another massive church with huge bell tower... Very ...
... to get it completed. At this stage the 3 hour trip from one to the next was reduced to 5 minutes.
The villages all began on the top of the cliffs because of the danger of pirates. In some the homes had 2 doors with one higher up the cliffs to escape from them. The homes at the bottom are newer as they were not built until the danger of pirates had passed. Now there are restrictions on house colours to keep the villages traditional.
The villages ...