Blogs from Marche, Italy, Europe - page 6


Europe » Italy » Marche » Ancona April 24th 2008

So here I am in Ancona. Took the train after packing up, having a cappucco and pastry, and strolling around the area one more time. That last wasn't anything special; I didn't have time to go anywhere cool, and it was rush hour. But it was my last bit of Rome. Who knows when I'll be back there. Probably years and years from now. Weird. My hostel is about two minutes from the train station, and it seems pretty dead. This girl I ran into there, Sarah from Ontario, was stressing out because the receptionist couldn't find her reservation, but I'm pretty sure about twenty five people could have walked in without reservations and have been sure of a bed. The tiny corner of the town that I've seen has nothing in it. Tomorrow I'll figure ... read more

Europe » Italy » Marche » Urbino April 2nd 2008

Italia Not quite the start of the real travelling but we've just spent 5 days in the Marches with Gus, Sarah, Gaz and Em. The village of Auditore was lovely. We got to see San Marino, San Leo and Urbino, which was all good. Spent most of the time stuffing our faces and drinking cheap village wine for €4 a litre! We've finally sorted out some plans and booked flights to Cape Town, so ignore the previous idea about Japan. We're saving that for March next year! We've also hired a car once we get to Cape Town, so the plan is to drive round S Africa, Botswana and Namibia for 2 months. It's our last day at work tomorrow for a year!... read more

Europe » Italy » Marche » Ancona March 18th 2008

As you know, I left off last time right in the middle of what we in the trade call "a good bit". Having seen a few Ferraris's in a museum, I was happy, but there was something missing. There was a large, supercar-shaped hole within me, and Ferrari unfortunately failed to fill it. I wouldn't say I was disappointed, but I needed more. Please welcome Number 12 Via Modena, Sant'Agata: Lamborghini. We turned up, hoping to see something special in the carpark, but it was full of Audis. We made our way to the museum, housed in the same massive building as the factory. Now, I had emailed Lamboghini a few days before to try to arrange a tour, but hadn't received anything in return - I retained a tiny margin of hope. And hope came ... read more
Sure is Purdy
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Miura Concept

Europe » Italy » Marche February 27th 2008

Come nei ristoranti indiani, quando ancora stai mangiando e ti vogliono portare il conto, ti chiedono, finish? Ma stavolta abbiamo finito davvero e siamo stati vittima dello sbalzo cromatico più che del jet-lag (dovrebbero avverti anche su questo...ehehe), dai colori sgargianti dell'India alle tonalità grigie del nostro inverno. Quindi per aiutarci i prossimi giorni vestitevi con colori accesi e sorrisi smaglianti Abituati alle folle immense in ogni luogo, ieri l'aeroporto e la stazione di Roma ci sembravano posti deserti! Ma abbiamo anche riassaporato il piacere di poter lavare i denti con l'acqua del rubinetto e soprattutto la carta igienica ovunque!Incredibile....non ci sembrava vero, non ci ricordavamo! Nelle ultime 2 settimane siamo stati impegnati in spostamenti lunghi per tornare a Bombay e non abbiamo avuto tempo per scrivere, ma , come le grandi star...pubblichiamo ... read more
la rana più piccola del mondo!
super moto

Europe » Italy » Marche November 20th 2007

Aspettando il visto per l'India! Visti i problemi e le paranoie per il rilascio rimandiamo per scaramanzia ogni commento ai prossimi giorni. Comunque abbiamo deciso di usare questo simpatico mezzo tecnologico per informarvi sulle nostre avventure indiane, dato che non riusciremo ad aggiornare il sito da la. Quindi per qualche mese traslochiamo qui e sarete bombardati di mail...ahahah ... read more

Europe » Italy » Marche » Urbino October 14th 2007

Sunday, Sara had to pack coz she will be leaving to Australia when I leave for Albania! But, I was a little dizzy still and my eyes start swelling for some stupid reason!! argh.... so, slacked the morning, went to her parents' house, she cooked some pasta and just hea till Mirko came. So, deicded to see Urbino, which accidentally was their University town! So, Mirko drove me there to look around..... haaa...the town was so dead........SOSOSO dead basically, we finished walking in less than an hour! haaa, It was very medieval ...went to the hill on the other side to haev a nice view of it......=) Then, headed back to town and went to the shopping street....where there is this cool bookstore that sold many artbooks.. They had CUTIE! SPRING! NON-NO! OMG and it cost ... read more
beautiful view
some church in Urbino

Europe » Italy » Marche June 9th 2007

Viterbo Europe » Italy » Marche By LDUCA July 9th 2007 LD The Last Italian Excursion. We had a tour of the city for the morning, but then we were free to do as we pleased. After some shopping, Adriana and I finally accomplished what we set out to do that entire trip: have a lunch OUTDOORS at a cafe where we can just sit, relax and people watch. It was the best lunch I had in all of Italy. We split a Caprese salad and a Bombe (which was basically a donut with nutella). But our drinks came with all the lil appetizers and bread. We were stuffed! and we got caffe freddo! It was delicious. Then we went to the Terme, which are basically hot springs. Only thing though, they had sul... read more

Europe » Italy » Marche June 6th 2007

So, they told us to wear comfortable clothes -- so for me: jean skirt, sandals, the typical. Oh no. Bad Idea. We go truffle hunting, and with our luck (as with every day) it rained. So we are trekking up this muddy muddy hill (definitely a hill compared to the Sibillini) to find this delicacy: il tartufo. If there is one thing I am going to teach the world, it is that truffles are MUSHROOMS. The chocolate truffle is made to looking like the mushroom. So, we were hunting for the mushroom, not the piece of candy. After we came back down from the hunting site (thanks to the rather tall gentleman with the huge blue umbrella -- who helped me down the hill under the umbrella arm-in-arm), we made it to the house, where ... read more

Europe » Italy » Marche June 5th 2007

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Europe » Italy » Marche June 4th 2007

We drove down to Macerata, where a pretty awesome university resides. We first toured the University (that is after we found our 6 lost companions -- of course, getting lost on the random elevators that take you higher up in the city). I can't even imagine going to a university such as that. I could be nothing but inspired in these classrooms -- completely surrounded by breath-taking artwork. Reference the pictures -- the tour-guide told me to lock up the Aula Magna -- the picture shows the key to that room. I absolutely loved this University. We then toured Lo Sferisterio, which is now used as a place for opere and music concerts. more info: Sferisterio. I believe it used to be a place where they would play a version of some sort of handball. After ... read more
Aula Magna
Francesca with a Fresco
The Backwall/Cieling

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