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Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Parma January 18th 2014

Took the train to Parma. Rainy today. Toured the castle Torrechiara.... read more
Pedro looking for the taxi
Torrechiara
Pedro and Lori at Torrechiara

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Bologna January 17th 2014

Visited churches today. Walked for hours. And then walked some more. Up hill most of the way. Except when it was down hill. And then walked some more.......... read more
S. Luca
Longest Portico
View from S. Luca

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Bologna January 16th 2014

Walked around Venice this morning and then took the train to Bologna. Toured Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Ponte dei Sospiri in Venice. Walked to the Quadrilatero in Bologna. Saw the Due Torri, Piazza Maggiore, Cattedrale di San Pietro.... read more
Ponte Di Sospiri
Statue
Another Statue

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Monteveglio October 26th 2013

Hello everyone! Andrew and I shall soon be off again, 4th November to be exact and if I didn't manage to bore you stiff at the beginning of the year when on our RTW tour then I shall give it another go! Only for the brave...:) This winter should see us in Europe, South America and North America...will keep you posted with lots of photos too. Hugs to all. Fiona... read more

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Bologna October 22nd 2013

Bologna the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region Italy 21 October 2013 After it rained on and off during the night, we headed off into Bologna. It was very overcast and foggy. Thus area of Italy is as flat as you can get it and so virtually sits in a hollow with mountains all around. This continues as far north as Treviso, north of Venice. We were staying at the Citta Di Bologna camping village which has a hotel attached, plus many bungalows, chalets, a restaurant and shops. Bologna is one of Italy’s most prosperous cities. We learned that it has a rich cultural heritage, ranging from medieval palaces and churches to leaning towers. Celebrated in the Middle-Ages for its universities – believed to be the oldest in Europe, founded in 1088 – Bologna came under Papal rule ... read more
Leaning twin Towers in Bologna Italy 21 October 2013 (2)
Bologna Italy 21 October 2013 (12)
Fountain of Neptune in Bologna Italy 21 October 2013 (1)

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Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Rimini October 21st 2013

Avellino, across the Italian peninsula, up the east coast to San Merino – afternoon of 19 & 20 October 2013 After leaving the Amalfi Coast, we got to Salerno and headed north to Avellino where we did some food shopping. We then got on the toll-road until we hit a secondary road north at Candela, driving up to Foggia. Staying on the toll road we reached the eastern coast of Italy after driving through some broad-acre farmland. All the hills had been ploughed up and everything looked really dry. We reached a town called Termoli where we decided to go back onto the coastal road to see more interesting sights. However there were trees between us and the beach so eventually we went back on the toll road. More and more camp sites are closing for ... read more
Sunset on east coast of Italy on 19 Oct 2013 near Eurcamping in Roseto degli Abruzzi (20)
Avellino to Termoli Italy 19 Oct (8)
Breakfast at Eurcamping in Roseto degli Abruzzi Italy 20 Oct 2013 (3)

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Rimini August 5th 2013

Tomorrow is a big travelling day so I won’t actually be doing anything apart from sitting on trains and trying to get my heavy luggage on and off trains so I thought I would do my whole Italian adventure in one blog…mainly because this has been the relaxing part of my holiday and therefore has mainly been me sitting on my backside on the beach or by the pool. However, I’m getting ahead of myself. Last Wednesday, 31st July arrived in Milan and again thanked my lucky stars that a cock up by the airline at one point made me arrive at Linate rather than the more famous Malpensa airport. I always fly to Linate now as the airport bus is 5 euros to the central station and takes 2 minutes as opposed to the train ... read more
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Villa Mussolini Riccione

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Bologna August 4th 2013

The girls were up early for an 8.20 train to Venice for the day. We had a sleep in and then went down to breakfast. It was very good, lots of nice pastries and good coffee. We wandered down to Raechel's and did the washing. Her machine is very slow! We also repacked so we would only have one suitcase between us, mum and dad did the same. We then wandered back to the hotel, stopping for lunch at a little cafe where the power went out, at the markets in the square and at the supermarket where we bought vino bianchi frizzante for 1.99! When the girls got back from Venice, which they all enjoyed except that it was very hot, we walked to Spacca Napoli where we met Francesco and his family. Had a ... read more
1 euro shots
Mitchell in our Bologna hotel

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Bologna August 2nd 2013

As we left Interlaken we stopped at a supermarket and spent the last of our Swiss Francs on rolls and salad. We headed to Lake Como following a spectacular drive out of the valley. Hit a bit of a traffic jam as we entered the Goddard tunnel and another at the Italian boarder. At Lake Como we couldn't find anywhere to park so we decided to continue on around the lake and find somewhere to have lunch. It was a very nice drive but the roads were very narrow and the drive quite challenging for Mitchell and the lake was a long way down from the road. We eventually found a picnic table with parking and a view and stopped for lunch. The rolls and salad were nice but it was very hot! Continued around the ... read more
The road out of the valley
Lunch by Lake Como
Lake Como

Europe » Italy » Emilia-Romagna » Bologna August 2nd 2013

Took a while to get everyone showered in the one bathroom so we headed off quite late. Raechel took us on a walking tour of "her" Bologna. We moved the car to the hotel parking and headed for the centre of town. Checked out the church in the main square and the community building and then went to the two towers. Bologna is known for its towers, each powerful family built one for protection. We then headed to Giardini Margherita, a park just outside the city gates, which was very pleasant and much cooler. We wandered around and checked out the turtles. Back in town we went to the markets and bought cheese, pasta, clams and wine. We walked back through the university and saw where Raechel had her classes. Back at Raechel's she cooked us ... read more
View from top of church
Bologna
The two towers




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