Province of Massa-Carrara

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  • Day77

    Marina di Massa - Tuscany

    September 28, 2016 in Italy

    So, when I think of Tuscany I think of vineyards, hilltop villages, castles, Leaning Tower of Pizza as well as great food and wine. Well, it also has a coastline and beaches. It might be the Mediterranean, but I have to say good old Aussie beaches beat it hands down. I'm not saying the costal villages and cities aren't fabulous, just the beaches are really pretty ordinary - mostly pebbley or with dark dirty looking sand (and old rich prole that should no bether than be wearing bikinis or budgr smugglers).. Having said that, the road hugging the coastline from Genoa to Massa is fantastic with small towns hanging precariously off cliffs overlooking the sea. It was a slow ride but the scenery was breathtaking.

    I stayed in a hotel at Massa - it was late off season so they upgraded me to a balcony superior room...very nice. The room had the most sophisticated shower I've ever seen...7 nozzles (4 strong horizontal for a body massage, 2 head high jets (no idea what for..ear cleaners?) and 1 large ceiling rain shower. I usually turn on the shower to get the hot water running (often takes a while in these old buildings) then undress and hop in. This was a room sized shower so turn the water I had to get in - I thought I was turning o the hand held shower, but instead I got soaked from the ceiling rain shower - unexpected but was okay, clothes I was wearing needed a wash anyway.

    Next stop - Frienze (Florence)
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  • Day23

    Filattiera (IT)

    July 30, 2017 in Italy

    Big change today, from the flat farmlands of yesterday, where the only action seemed to be the farmers working their lands. Heading back towards the coast now.

    Today was another mountain pass, the Passo della Cisa (1600m of climbing). Amazing scenery and views from the summit. Not many cars but loads of motorbikes racing up the pass.

  • Day9

    Day 9: Apuan Alps

    October 17, 2017 in Italy

    We had planned our stay in Cinque Terre a few days in advance to be sure we had a nice spot in Corniglia and somewhere last week we gained 1 day in the plan. We figured that we could spend this perfectly in the Apuan Alps and this appeared a great idea. The road to the furtest point in these mountains gave us beautifull views already. From that point we walked almost 2 hours up the mountain through a beautiful forest with nice views. At the end we found that we could take 3 routes back (1 going higher, 1 going lower, and the same route as we came. Thankfully we checked online that both routes forward would take us the long way round and would take up to 4 hours to get back, maybe next time but we head back the same way and had time left for checking out some villages and get some sandwiches with view on the Marble Miners. It was past 17:00 when we found out that we could have done a Marble tour, it could have been interesting so maybe next time ;-).
    We headed back and did a romantic sunset walk on the beach. On the way back we did some shopping and brought this to the room. We changed in to clean clothes and moved out for a nice diner in Viareggio. Good times need to be celebrated with good diners ;-).
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  • Day149

    Heading North

    March 25, 2017 in Italy

    Italy is 10% smaller than California with about a fifth more population. For a few days now we've been humming, "Give me land lotsa land lotsa land don't fence me in!"

    We had heard that the Aosta region on Italy was the most sparsely populated, so headed out from Daniel's in a northerly direction, weather be damned.

    The central Appenine mountains were a welcome sight, and Gordon was well satisfied to get a take two on photographing the Carrera marble yards.Read more

  • Day25

    Marmorsteinbrüche in Carrara

    May 25, 2017 in Italy

    (1227 - 1455 km)
    Heute die Marmorsteinbrüchen von Carrara besucht, wo alle großen Künstler ihren Marmor seit 50 v.Chr. bezogen haben.Von den über 150 Brüchen ist nur einer für Touristen zu besuchen. Und dies auch nur als geführte Tour von etwa einer Stunde. Zum Glücke heute nur wenige Touristen (und wir), die Tour war sehr entspannend. Die Abbauhöhle höchst beeindruckend.
    Die italienischen Arbeiter von hier sind so erfahren im Zerlegen und Zersägen von Gestein, dass sie beim "Umzug" des Abu Simbel Tempels von Ägypten angefordert wurden.
    Auf der Hinfahrt für Steffens BMW neue Bremsklötze für vorn gekauft. Nicht sicher ob die Beläge noch die Dolomiten-Rückfahrt durchhalten. Merke: Prüfe zu Hause - zahle die Hälfte!
    Heute ca. 220 km unterwegs gewesen. Fühlte sich bei über 30 Grad in der Sonne wie 1.000 an. Und dies trotz Pausen in Eisdielen und Konditoreien. Heimgekehrt um 20 Uhr.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia di Massa-Carrara, Province of Massa-Carrara, Massa-Carrara

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