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... a swimming pool that seemed to beckon us to take in sweeping, panoramic views of the bay. We spent most of our time exploring the central part of the island and also chilling out on the many beaches. Given it was late Sep, most days were a mixture of blue skies and puffy white clouds with temperatures in the 70s. It did rain for a few hours one day but the sun quickly came out after. Elba was part of ...
... We parked our bikes and I had a pistachio gelato. Italy's gelato is definitely the best I have had - so rich and creamy. We also saw another wedding (everywhere I go there are brides) and visited a cashmere shop for some shopping. Headed back down to our hotel on a lovely ride through many vineyards that were beautiful - I loved the rose bushes at the end of the rows. Then watched the sunset ...
A Population of only 12k. Three forts, massive city walls on a tiny hill overlooking the cove. Streets are paved (since 1700) in rose limestone, very pretty. Iron industry here since the Etruscan times (hence the name). It's very green (but we are further north than before), from certain angles it could be NZ. It's part of Europe's largest marine national park and also has vineyards so I have no idea why Napoleon was desperate to leave! Walked across to ...
... of hay, corn and sunflowers, with bamboo and trees along the creek lines.
Into Orbetello, situated on a causeway linking the mainland to what otherwise would be an island. Two outer lines of dunes have created two large saltwater lakes either side of Orbetello and its causeway. Pleasant town with some remnant walls and a fortified entry portal. Continued onto the ...
... villa , La Colletta.
It was originally built by a German Baroness and then was left to its own devices for many years until Claudia and Jim saw it and restored it to its former glory in 1999. They had to get everything around to the villa by boat. All the builders had a winch everything to get all the building materials up to the decaying villa. The dry stone walls were reinforced and the garden planted. We can't get over how much it has grown in the 12 ...