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... ago. Rosemary wasn't feeling well so chose to ride in the car and Mary wasn't confident being in traffic (a good call) so chose to ride with Greg. So off we went and rather than being in quiet back streets, we rode out into full Florence traffic, and it went downhill from there as far as Helen was concerned!
The boys enjoyed the thrill of Italian traffic whereas Helen implemented stress reduction breathing strategies learnt ...
... crossed the border into Italy. Very scenic views - mountains on one side, ocean on the other. Drove past the Carrara marble mountains which looked like they were snow covered, but it was the white marble. This is the main area where the Italian sculptors sourced their marble from, such as Michelangelo and Da Vinci. ...
... for dinner and drinks. These guys had been travelling around Europe for the previous month and had visited places we planned on visiting so were keen to pick their brains. We had originally planned for an early night as we had an early train out the next day to Rome but that didn't go to plan. One bottle of wine turned into about 4 and saw us finishing at 2 am in some bar with Expressos in hand and funny hats on. The night was a ripper and we ...
... smelled of an herb garden, and if it
wasn’t so uncomfortably hot that day, I could have sat there for hours,
throwing Euros to Marcela for different mugs of tea and conversing with her
about various topics. It certainly doesn’t hurt to be on a first-name basis
with the owner of a charming (and affordable) tea shop in the heart of the
Walking out of the city for the day as the sun was slowly
creeping behind ...
... and ostentatious! Our local guide was very knowledgeable and the commentary on each building was informative. After literally soaking up the atmosphere we decided to have lunch at the local trattoria and seek shelter from the rain. Our meals were simple but delicious! The minestrone soup was to die for and just the thing on a rainy day :) Even sitting down to lunch alfresco we were approached by hawkers...they are persistent!
We decided to leave Pisa and ...