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ITALY | Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | Views [571]

Had booked a private tour of Florence with Guiseppe Migliorini from Tuscany Tours, and had to meet him at the train station around 9:30, so needless to say it was an early start. We had set off in perfect timing but didn't get far before we had realised ... Read more >

Vineyard Tour of Volpaia

ITALY | Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | Views [1273] | Comments [2]

Had a very lazy day today, grabbed a coffee from our local, walked around our property and had lunch.  Were hanging around waiting for our tour at 4pm in Volpaia. Arrived in Volpaia, met up with Roberta who took us on our tour. She gave us a bit ... Read more >


ITALY | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [406]

We all slept in this morning, but Paul was determined to have his photo taken with the leaning tower, so off we set, cameras in hand. The trip over wasn't so bad, passed about 30km of these amazing tree farms just out of Pisa, which were awesome, every ... Read more >

Radda in Chianti and Siena

ITALY | Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | Views [634]

Decided to have a bit of a break from driving so much today, so thought we'd check out our local. Radda is absolutely heavenly and everything you'd expect from a small village in Tuscany. Had a bit of a wander around, then found a coffee in Bar Dante, ... Read more >

Gallery: Volterra

ITALY | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

Day Trip
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ITALY | Sunday, 20 Sep 2009 | Views [399]

Got up late today, decided to do a little day trip to Volterra, was looking like rain today, it seems to be following us around. Navman saved us again today, we don't know how people get around without it. Volterra is gorgeous, not too damaged by ... Read more >

In Transit via Modena

ITALY | Saturday, 19 Sep 2009 | Views [327]

Left the Lakes today, woke up to more rain, happy to leave..... ....finally saw what we have been waiting to see all week, a bus and a truck meeting head on, on that ridiculous one way road pretending to be a dual carriageway. They met on a blind corner, ... Read more >

Gallery: Lugano

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Lugano...our last Swiss fix!

SWITZERLAND | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [404]

Got up early this morning in anticipation of our last Swiss fix, we all had Chocolate, bread, bircher, and yoghurt on our minds. The Swiss do it so well. Unfortunately coffee not one of their finer achievements, so grabbed one while we were still on ... Read more >


ITALY | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [424] | Comments [2]

Early start today, had to catch the ferry from Bellagio at 8:14am to Como, caught the train into Milan. Just the girls again today, things went a lot faster. Lost all sense of direction, but after some kind instructions, we got on track again. Had a quick ... Read more >


ITALY | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [334]

Woke to heavy rain that hit northern Italy overnight. Not one to waste time and sit around, and being the romantics that we are, we decided to take a short 2.5 hour drive over to Verona. We headed to the 'old town' and first stop was for caffeine.... Read more >

Gallery: Milan

ITALY | Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

Day Trip
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Gallery: Verona

ITALY | Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Lake Como

ITALY | Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

Cruising the Lake & Bellagio
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Cruising on Lake Como

ITALY | Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | Views [321] | Comments [1]

Got up earlyish this morning and jumped on the ferry; First stop LENNO We were all inappropriately dressed and in search for caffeine, after a bit of a walk through the little town, we come across an old church...suprise! suprise! But this was ... Read more >


ITALY | Sunday, 13 Sep 2009 | Views [286]

Decided to have a quiet day today....anything that doesn't require driving!!! Went and got some groceries, got some fabulous local stuff, fruit and veg, and deli section so good. Walked into Bellagio, which is only about a half hour walk....45 ... Read more >

Lake Como

ITALY | Saturday, 12 Sep 2009 | Views [438]

Left Manarola early Saturday morning after a farewell coffee at our local....and he was just getting used to us (sweet Italian boy) Had one last look at the amazing view and begrudgingly set of (we'll be back, Sharon and Jo will anyway...maybe just Jo!!) ... Read more >

Gallery: Portofino

ITALY | Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

Day trip
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ITALY | Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | Views [393] | Comments [1]

Ok, so got up today and decided we would do the day trip to Portofino, even after the couple staying next door to us trashed it. The Edna was too tired so decided to stay behind, and Paul thought he could do without the experience as well, so the girls ... Read more >

Gallery: Corniglia

ITALY | Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

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