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January 26th 2016
Published: January 26th 2016
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At last.... Stopping for 6 days in Urbino. Since we last posted we have been to San Severo and Ascoli, both towns in the mid eastern regions of marche and once again beautiful with magnificent old centres and history by the bucket full. We have been lost, found, lost again in the old sector of ascoli only to be assisted by a policeman whose parents live in Adelaide and whose dream is to visit them. It is really hard to find these places sometimes Especially with no Internet connection to assist.

Our hosts have overall been lovely: the occasional exception and the language barrier increases as we move into less urban environments.

We have recently been in touch with most of our children, who are following our blog, which means a lot to us. Thanks to friends and family for your whatsapp messages and Posts in the blog. Saraya and jarli are in France and Nick in Brussels. Simon and Sophie are in London and will meet us in France in a few weeks time. Callan and Joan are doing a great job of looking after the Ballarat garden and scatter and judy likewise in Avoca (Michael says "I hope") - or judy I will bring back another book :-)

Anna is keen to revisit Urbino where she and liz became completely lost when bike riding from pesaro to Assisi. - a chance now to actually look at the beautiful towns in the area.

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S. Anna S. Anna
S. Anna

Street named after yours truly
Hidden stoneworkHidden stonework
Hidden stonework

All the buildings in Italy a reconstructed of this wonderful and mostly rendered and painted as is the popular style
Punta traboccoPunta trabocco
Punta trabocco

Only seen on the east coast some fishing type platform - we have now found out these are restaurants! Guess what is their speciality?
Coastal view ortana Coastal view ortana
Coastal view ortana

There is a nice old stone house worth doing up here

So many some 4 km long under the mountains or in snow slide or rock fall areas
Ascoli doorAscoli door
Ascoli door

The passion for doors is flourishing - they are so breathtaking (not to mention the wonderful locks, catches and shutter bolts)

Original and in all the buildings - note the amazing hinges
Another styleAnother style
Another style

And yes graffiti exists in all countries it seems

Amazing engineering
Mountains Mountains

On transit to Urbino - wonderful mountain scenery and little villages dotted on hill tops and along the river
Urbino sunsetUrbino sunset
Urbino sunset

View from our window

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