Monthly Archives: March 2014

Toblach in the South Tyrol

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What a contrast to be in the mountains again after Venice. Back to nature and some strikingly jagged hills covered in plumb white snow. Whilst it doesn’t look like it’s snowed for a couple of weeks there is still plenty of it. The campsite had managed to keep a few tracks clear, and we ended up wedging ourselves between snow… Read more »

Leaving Venice

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Our last day in Venice on Tuesday, so we took advantage of the sunshine for another wander around, obligatory pizza and wine for lunch in a restaurant beside the grand canal, followed by a trip by water bus through the canal, around the outside of the island, then a walk back through to the bus station whilst enjoying the also… Read more »

Florence (or Firenze?)

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One of those places known by two names. And our second time of visiting, as we came here best part of 10 years ago, as part of a wander around Tuscany and Perugia. The place is well known for the Ponte Vecchio, the bridge over the river on which centuries old shops (or should that be Olde Shoppes?) cling to… Read more »

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

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First time to Pisa, so there’s an obvious appointment in the diary. Mel had been some years before so had no issue with me coming for a tour before she got back in the afternoon. So this morning I wandered across town to the plaza that contains the tower, cathedral and dome. I wasn’t quite ready for just how askew… Read more »

Castelnuovo Di Magra

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A few brief shots from home for the last three days, the pretty hilltop town of Castelnuovo Di Magra, just inside the border of Liguria, overlooking Tuscany. Not much to see thanks to the weather but it’s not been all bad. The forecast for the week ahead looks cracking! The campsite owner was telling me that like the UK, this… Read more »