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Europe » Italy » Campania » Massa Lubrense June 6th 2016

Today shaped up as a day of driving with a planned 200km stint. This has exploded into 300km with all the side trips and getting around Napoli. We started off in the morning heading for Napoli with the intention to have a look around Napoli and then head to Sorrento and Marina del Cantone. We decided we were making good time and so stopped at Gaeta to try the water and take some photos. Back in the car and arriving in Napoli we got totally out of our depth with the insane traffic, it was the same as driving in New Delhi. We found a certified Pizza Restaurant and can now tick that we have eaten a real Napoli Pizza. Finally, we got on the road to Sorrento and while the rest of the trip went ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Terracina June 5th 2016

Today is quiet day with only picking up our new Peugeot 3008 and driving to Terracina, about 120km from the Leonardo Di Vinci Airport. I am sure all of you reading this will have already experienced driving in Italy, but it is just the same as driving in India. 1 lane road is easy for 2 cars wide and the sign post says 90km speed limit but some drivers do 130km. All safe and sane we arrive in Terracina, a small town in the coast. After an ice cream on the beach, we drive up into the hills to our BnB for the night. The drive was eventful up the narrow road we had to dive into a driveway when a tractor flew down the road to avoid a head on. Once we arrived (even the ... read more

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome June 4th 2016

What a wonderful day in Rome today clear sky and the sun was out, they say it was 23C but felt like 35C. We did the Vatican today again we took a guided tour of the Vatican Museum – all that art and history in one building (in a way too much to take just walking around in haze). I am glad we took a guided tour otherwise we would have had to queue for hours in the sun. Was wonderful to see the famous Sistine Chapel and the stunning frescoes by Michelangelo. After you exit the Vatican Museum you end up in the Citta Del Vaticano what a beautiful church – must say was better than I excepted.... read more

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome June 3rd 2016

Greg & I have become real tourist, hop-on-hop of buses, great amounts of walking, queues and long lunches. Rome is a wonderful city with so much history and art. Today we saw some of the classic Rome sights Piazza Venezia, Altare della Patria, Fontana Di Trevi and Piazza di Spagna. Unfortunately, the Spanish steps are under renovations but we found many other steps to climb... doh. We spent the afternoon doing a guided tour of the Colosseum and history of Rome – We had Rob, a wonderful Archaeologist student guide us through the beautiful Colosseum and to think they invented so much that we have today – lifts, stadium roofs and bottled sweat as an aphrodisiac. Then we had a lovely walk back to our hotel thought the Palatino and Roman Forum.... read more

Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome June 2nd 2016

Hi all, after some great service on Emirates flights we have now landed in Rome and find ourselves in the middle of a public holiday with all shops shut. Before we get there, I need to comment about the customs entering Italy. Our customs agent was talking to someone else on her mobile (headset on), she didn't even look up to check our passports were actually ours. Chrissy, I am sure she wouldn't last in the Australian Border Protection. Rose has always felt that the Taxi in Mumbai was the worst taxi she had been in until today. The driver sat on 140-150km 20ft off the back of the car in-front, and we still got passed by other cars. Rose has dictated that I will stay right and restrict myself to the posted speed... Lets see ... read more

We are out of here, so the fun begins with sitting in the Emirates lounge drinking Veuve Clicquot. Thank-you Gold Status.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » City Centre May 29th 2016

Hi All Rose and I are about to start on our holiday for this year. We have decided to drive around Italy, South France, and Spain for 7 weeks. Our plans are: 1/6/16 - Leave Melbourne for Rome 5/6/16 - Pick up a new Peugeot 3008 and start driving 4/7/16 - Arrive in Barcelona to pick up Allen. 7/7/16 - Arrive in Pamplona for 3 day "Running with the Bulls" experience. 14/7/16 - Hand back the Peugeot. 17/7/16 - Fly from Barcelona to Dubai for 2 days poolside rest. 20/7/16 - Fly from Dubai to Melbourne. We look forward to updating you through the trip and hope you enjoy our blog. Have fun. Greg... read more

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