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Italia 19

November 2019 - April 2020
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    Italia 19

    November 2, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Early start with a 3:45 pick up. No queues at check in and fairly quick through security. Joined the other 20 odd people scheduled for our flight to Pisa. Well it wasn't bad news for us, as we got a free upgrade to extra leg room as long as we moved to the emergency exit. 😁😁👍👍👍
    15 minutes after arriving at Pisa and seeing our bags already on the carousel belt we met up with Greg and Patti arriving from Florida via London. Hire car sorted and we are off to the villa on the other side of Lucca. Crazy drive through though as there is a comic and gamer festival going on so numerous roads closed and cars parked all over. Glad to be through only to receive a text from Joanne and Marylin "no taxis available could we pick them up from the train station". So back into Lucca we headed.....
    Finally back on the road to the villa only to arrive at the wrong address but what a beautiful view. Arriving at the correct address, just had time to unload the car before Greg and Keith set off back (through Lucca) to Pisa airport to pick up Greg's sister Jill and her husband Tim. Supplies bought and Steve,Dorothy, Dan and Lisa located we all arrived at the villa to settle down to pizza and wine by the power cut out !! 🤣 🍽🍕🍷x 12 people 🇬🇧🇮🇹🇺🇸
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    Day Trip to Pisa

    November 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    It wouldn't be a holiday in Tuscany if we didn't make our daily trip to Pisa!!!.
    This time however we were stopping awhile 1st lunch and then the tower. Very nice lunch at Osteria Dei Mille (recommended by Joanne) only we overstayed and missed our time slot to go up the tower. So we ended up just walking around the Piazza (in the rain) and going inside the Cathedral to get out of the rain.Read more

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    Inside the Cathedral

    November 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    "To you men and women of other religions of those who don't adhere to any religion to you Christians of all other churches a warm welcome to you!"

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    Pasta and Wine

    November 3, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Pasta and wine night back at the villa, after another stop at the supermarket (where we caused havoc the day before) for more wine, pasta and cheese, only to be served by the same check out lady!!!!!
    Chef Gregory and ably assisted by sous chef Joanne prepared and cooked the pasta carbonara which wouldn't have been the same without the cheese masterfully prepared by Keith.Read more

  • Day2


    November 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Whens its wet and windy in Vernazza all you can do is shop or leave to keep dry.