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  • Lake Garda, ItalyWe then drove to Lake Garda to have a few days for us. We found a lovely camping ground called La Cà. As we drove in you could see the pool already which overlooked lake Garda! We had a Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 20, 2013
  • A Local’s Tour of Florence by YindiRenata very kindly took us into the outskirts of Florence via a different scenic tour to the one we came in on. Yindi, Birg and I then caught a bus together, and for local students it only costs them Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 19, 2013
  • Florence with Renata, Damian, Yindi & Kor!After Lucca we found our way to Sieci where Renata, Damian, Yindi and Kor live. It’s only 15 minutes into Florence from there and they live in a gorgeous rural part of Tuscany. There are olive trees to the right Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 19, 2013
  • Casa Poiana and Lake BolsenaLife is very gentle here in our house (Casa Poiana) in Umbria, Italy. A welcome respite from the hectic pace we inadvertently set for ourselves for the weeks and days before getting here. Looking ahead, our itinerary for Posted by Jill Forster in Europe 2013 | Oct 19, 2013
  • Manarola to CornigliaWe got off the train at Manarola and had to go through a walking tunnel to get to the actual township. In the tunnel were a lot of posters explaining about the area, which I found quite interesting. There was Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 16, 2013
  • Monterosso, Cinque Terre, ItalyMonterosso was quite different again. It had a much longer span and a sand beach. Quite a few people were sunbaking and swimming. There was also a long concrete promenade that a lot of people were enjoying. There were boats Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 16, 2013
  • Walk from Vernazza to Monterosso al MareWe then took the unknown trek from Vernazza to Monterosso not really having any idea how steep and long it was. I tell ya, it tested our metal!! But the scenery was breathtaking and absolutely well worth it! On our Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 16, 2013
  • Vernazza, Cinque Terre, ItalyI’d have to say that Vernazza was the most picturesque town from the point of view of the way the harbour has been built. It was a great meeting point for all sorts, locals, tourists, boats coming in, those wanting Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 16, 2013
  • Milano to Orvieto to BolsenaTuesday and a 5.5 hour train ride to Orvieto. Now the travelling gets serious again. We had not given much thought about this journey before today. The length of it, that is. The longest so far Posted by Jill Forster in Europe 2013 | Oct 16, 2013
  • Bellagio to MilanoMonday and the last morning in Bellagio. Last chance to soak up the scenery and take a quick walk around to our favourite quiet spot, Pescano. Our rather friendly taxi driver, who had been caddying us around a few Posted by Jill Forster in Europe 2013 | Oct 16, 2013
  • Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, ItalyNo wonder people fall in love with these quaint little medieval Italian towns by the sea with majestic landscapes!! We got off the train and were hit by the breathtaking view of the Mediterranean sea. Then the mind blowing capacity Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 15, 2013
  • Levanto, Our base for the Cinque Terre, ItalyLevanto was a beautiful little town in itself. There were a few medieval ruins there such as a Medieval Wall dated c. XIII century. There was also a ‘Loggia Medievale’, a UNESCO Heritage building. The piazzas were so conducive to Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 15, 2013
  • 'Villaggio dei Fiori' camping ground, San Remo, ItalyWe stayed overnight in San Remo in a rather large Camping Ground. It was very neat and tidy with lots of greenery. Our van was even under a gum tree!!!!!!!! The sunbaking area overlooking the sea was a lot to Posted by gilbir in Looking far | Oct 15, 2013
  • The gods were not amusedYesterday (October 10) we were shuttled from Palermo to Castellamarre del Golfo. It started to rain about half way there. We checked into our hotel, were fitted to our bikes and took a brief trial ride. Posted by Ramblingon in Changing Gears and other Adventures | Oct 14, 2013
  • When In Rome![center]So I realise I have a little bit of back dating to do before I can update with my current travel plans...and yes I do have a few sneaky trips in the pipeline! The biggest city break I have done recently Posted by Jen_Ingrid in The Scouse Chronicles | Oct 14, 2013
  • All Roads Lead To...: Ancient RomeNo first trip to Rome is complete without spending time delving into the history of Rome. Our method of choice was a "small group" tour that we booked through our hotel's concierge. At €86 per person, the tour provided the Posted by cgplatt in My Never Ending Journey | Oct 14, 2013
  • Vatican City & RomeToday we started off the day with a tour of the Vatican City. It is almost entirely a museum! The amount of art, sculptures and history there is quite breathtaking. We had a lovely tour guide who took us through Posted by missdigney in European Adventure! | Oct 13, 2013
  • FlorenceToday we decided to go back to the leather works to have another quick little look around. We got gelato and then headed to Sante Croce. It is a beautiful church that has the graves of some of the Florentine Posted by missdigney in European Adventure! | Oct 13, 2013
  • Pisa & Florence! We headed off rather early towards our next destination, Florence. On the way, we stopped at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Before we even got off the bus, due to the rain that had shown up, the street sellers Posted by missdigney in European Adventure! | Oct 13, 2013
  • Venezia! After a quick breakfast this morning, we headed on the coach to a train station. The train was only 2 stops and took us from the mainland of Italy to the island of Venice. Walking over the first bridge, we Posted by missdigney in European Adventure! | Oct 13, 2013
  • So excited for.... Italy!!! This morning it wasn't such an early start, but it was a drive day again. We said our final Au Revoir to France and headed towards Italy. I have been so excited about Italy, simply because of so long I Posted by missdigney in European Adventure! | Oct 13, 2013
  • Bellagio Day 5 - MenaggioSundays in Italy is for relaxation and spending the time with family and friends! However, most of Italy, the USA, China, Japan, Germany and a few stray Australians all decided to descend on Bellagio for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Posted by Jill Forster in Europe 2013 | Oct 13, 2013
  • Bellagio Day 4 - VarennaRain, thunder and lightning again last night. The morning was wet, cold and windy. But just like yesterday the afternoon turned out to be sunny, mild and just delightful. We decided to take a ferry ride to nearby Posted by Jill Forster in Europe 2013 | Oct 12, 2013
  • Bellagio Day 3Wow, what a storm last night! Thunder, lightning, very strong winds and lots of rain. Quite a night. Woke to a very cool morning (-1C). The mountains covered in snow! (very unseasonal for this time of the year). Posted by Jill Forster in Europe 2013 | Oct 11, 2013
  • Bellagio Day 2Thursday and it is raining off and on. We had decided not to do the suggested walk today anyway but the rain has helped us confirm that we made the right decision (as well as the notes talking about Posted by Jill Forster in Europe 2013 | Oct 10, 2013
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