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Published: January 28th 2016
In 2014, Liz and Anna were cycling from Pesaro to Urbino, then to Gubbio and finishing at Assisi, only to arrive at Urbino towards darkness, unable to find the accommodation and led astray by the 'trusty' Tom Tom. After much drama they were rescued by a wonderful, kind Italian who looked after the bikes and drove them to the B and B which turned out to be another 25km away! oh Lordy! Therefore, this trip included a revisit to the historic, hill top, university town they did not get to see at all and to put to bed some bad memories! Alora! Success.
This town is built almost entirely from bricks, apart from the paving, the cathedral interior (which was almost entirely marble) and facades of important buildings. There was very little stone to be seen today although the city is very old and one of the most famous hill top, fortified cities in Italy. Thousands of photos of streets, doors and other amazing features were taken, but we will take pity on you and only include a few.
There were newbie students attending an open day today and the city was buzzing with enthusiasm and excitement. What a
Note the beautiful hills that liz and Anna rode through
beautiful, clean, safe city in which to study. as is the norm now in these old cities, parking us for residents only and huge fines are imposed for those who dare to venture into these Zona traffico limitato: translated as foreigners pay us some money please. We get the impression that tourism is seen as the salvation of Italy's financial troubles as everything has quite expensive entrance fees and parking is by ticket only in most tourist areas. 😆not that Australia is much better.
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