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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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So a very exciting day as we set off for Rome. Hard to believe that we are actually going to see this city this afternoon. ! Driving south through the edges of Tuscany s very influential part of Italy at times more important than Rome especially during Renaissance times. fabulous scenery especially cypress ...
... 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 ...
... still surrounded by 9km of ancient walls. The Castello Estense in the centre of town is surrounded by a moat and is complete with drawbridges. The streets are quite cobblestones making riding the old noisy bikes pretty teeth chattering, but the kids loved it and it is such a good way to get around. We did a few laps of town, the obligatory ice cream, stracciatella fast becoming the favourite flavour! Luckily pulled up at ...
... more Biennale - this time the Arsenale venue. This was not my favourite part of it and the kids were a bit bored too, lost Nick for a while and then had to high tail it back to the apartment to get our stuff and get over to the car - we needed to get the car out of the parking before it clicked over to another day. The drive to Ferrara was a little stressful through a massive storm! We eventually found ...
... is one lane for both directions. However it's so quiet you can hear the cars coming and there's time to step off the road. I had wondered what would have happen if I met the evening bus as I passed the section where the stinging nettles line both sides of the road. It's a steep 5 km round trip to the Pieve Antica, a 12th century church. Roffeno is the same distance but a flatter walk along the road. I thought there might be a cute bar for a late afternoon aperitif ...