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  • Day189

    Pisa with bad pizza

    July 31, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    We arrived at a quite expensive campsite just outside Pisa, to be exact, just a click from Piazza dei Miracoli.
    The place were all the tourist go.
    So we go too.
    Had time enough to go and see for a first visit.
    Decided to have a pizza in one of the side streets, but that was not the real deal.t
    Bought tickets for the first admittance at 09.00.
    Did some needed homework, and..
    Up to bed!
    But this was easier said than done.
    Mosquitos, heat and mosquitos again...
    So it was a rough night.
    ..
    We survived! With some less blood and extra itch.
    ..
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  • Day188

    Too hot to handle.

    July 30, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We had to leave before 10.00.
    As we get into Lieske we immediately missed our airconditined room. ;)
    Today we wanted to get to Grosseto.
    A more than 2 hours drive.
    But First we have to get back from were we came. Citavecchia.
    One thing. Italians can't drive. We can.
    As expected, Lieske behaved like a real lady.
    So we safely arrived... not in Grosetto.
    The heat is really terrible. So we decided to take a look for a place in the shade, and preferably next to water. So ..this place popped up. Found it on a 4x4 camp a night website. And it's ok.
    Not for long, as there are no toilets or showers. But just for the night.
    The idea of standing in this heat some were in the city.....
    About the heat. Maybe we complain too much. But the reason we left in February on this trip, was just about this. We wanted to avoid the heat of summer.
    And now.. to be honest, we had a discussion about just leaving Italy, and go up north. But it does not matter so much. Just a few degrees.
    Its 37° burning sun, and no place to hide.
    You can't do anything from 11.00 till 20.00
    At least.. We can't.
    I will spare you the details of how I look. As I am embarrassing my daughter.
    But I don't care.
    Pictures can be sent by private mail. ;)

    If we survive the night, tomorrow an other 200km to Pisa.
    Want to see that clumsy building.

    Sweaty night!
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  • Day192

    Firenze in un giorno.

    August 3, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    As we had spoiled a day by just sleeping, we had to make up.
    So. 5.30 it's decided. Before it gets too hot, and we need to sleep again.. ;)
    Got out and tried to get bus tickets at the reception. Although it a 24/7 receprion, this was not applied to the purchase of bus tickets.
    A bit disappointed, we took of to the bus stop. We will buy at the driver.
    And, just as probably everywhere, it was not possible to buy at the driver, due to Covid.
    So our day started with a 'illegal busride'
    Got out some were in Florence, and walked to the Piazza del Duomo to see the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. The landmark of Florence.
    We could have visited the bell tower, the church, the Baptisterium and a lot of musea.
    But we did not. We just walked around the city, had coffee, walked some more and had some more coffee.
    Visited Ponte Vecchio and climbed up to Piazalle Michelangelo.
    Had a nap in a quiet park, and a lunch.
    We walked for almost 12 hours. Close to 20km and at least, I was getting tired.
    It's a great city, it's an expensive city, it a a luxurious city. And they know it.
    If you intend to visit the musea, and go shopping with your unlimited credit card, you can easily fill a week.
    Luckily we went early, as the day was progressing it became very busy. Maybe even a bit too busy.
    So we decided had seen enough.
    Thanks, birthplace of the Renaissance.
    We enjoyed our stay.
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  • Day190

    Discovering the well known

    August 1, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    After a restless night, the alarm went of at seven. Had a boiled egg and warm Nutella for breakfast...if you might want to know.
    We set of for the tower visit at 08.00 and arrived well in time. First in line. That's to my liking.
    Got instructions and a 1mtr buzzer.. and of we go.
    I have to admit.. this was a good workout.
    The experience of walking this leaning tower was special. The view quite nice.
    There was not much time. As we were hunted down again for the next load of climbers.
    After this, we visited the basilica, and noticed that we did not buy tickets for the Baptisterium. So. Got my phone and credit card to correct this.
    After a nice rest on the first floor of the Baptisterium, our phones fully charged, we went off into the city.
    Nice place. Narrow streets and beautifully buildings.
    Hunger kicked in, so a panini was ordered.
    They did their best to make us a vegetarian one. And with success.
    Walked around until we found a nice shady park, in which I laid my head down again to have a rest.
    After this it was time for an ice cream.
    Decided that this was Pisa. And headed back to the campsite.
    Gonna take a shower and an easy meal.
    Bought on our way home a mosquito net to cover the site windows, so we can leave them safely open this night.
    Hopefully this will work.
    Tomorrow. We will aim for Florence.
    I do need to check the gearboxoil level. But I can't get underneath. Maybe.. one day..
    ...
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  • Day14

    Firenze, Florenz

    September 14, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    Nachmene unglaubliche Sunntigszmorge in Rimini und ere gmüetliche fahrt chömed mier in Florenz ah. I dem schöne Camping lohnts sich Priislich sogar es Bungalo z näh, und so freuemer üs uf üsi 4 Wänd um üs ume, es eigeds Bad und sogar en Rägeduschi. De erst Abig in Florenz verschriibed mier chli am Hushalt, a de wösch und am Campingeigene Pool.

    Am negste Tag briched mier früe uf richtig Zentrum vo Florenz. Mier betrachted die schöne Sehendswürigkeite, lädeli und Restaurants. Den am Namitag started üsi gfüerti Tour dur d Wiiregion Chianti wo mier zwei Wiiguet chend go aluege und üs d zuebereitig und unterschied vo de Chianti Wii erklährt wird. Ebefalls chend mier feine Balsamico und verschiedeni Oliveöl degustiere. Churzerhand hend mier üs mit üsne Mirdegustierende agfründed und zäme es feins Znacht in Florenz gässe. Nachmene chli längere Fuessmarsch chömed mier am Abig kaputt vo dem lange tag zrug is Bungalo und schlafed den schnell iih.
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  • Day191

    It was not meant to be.

    August 2, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We left Pisa, and my brother tipped me to go and visit Lucca.
    So. What would I tell him if I did not go?
    So we had to. It was just a small diversion from our route to Florence, and nothing to do anyway.
    And indeed. It was a charming city.
    We had a short but lovely morning in this cosy city.
    But our main aim was Florence.
    As we were spoiled by the "human"camping in Rome, we decided to spoil us again..
    Especially after the hot baking sun and blood thirsty mosquitoes in Pisa.
    Airconditined, a fridge,toilet an bathroom.
    And of course a good bed.
    As I just closed my eye's it was 19.30.
    Time flies when you fall asleep..
    ..
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  • Day18

    Céline in Siena

    July 4, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Nearly missed the train Rome to Siena with 2 minutes to spare. Arrived in Siena and met Celine and Luca. Went up the tower of Siena, saw where they do the horse races and went in the church. Luca the tour guide showed us what to eat and what to do. Went back to have an aperotivo in a tiny walled city. Then made it to luca's beautifulproperty in nature where we watched the stars and glow worms.Read more

  • Day19

    Siena to Florence

    July 5, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Had a sleep in and cruisy day in Siena with Celine and Luca. Tried wild boar for lunch and nearly missed our bus to Florence. In Florence met Meagan's friend Mhairi who took us out for dinner and karaoke with her Contiki friends.Read more

  • Day5

    Dritte Etappe

    February 29, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Dass es in der Toskana um diese Zeit schon angenehm warm ist, halten wir spätestens nach dieser Nacht für ein gerücht. Minus zwei Grad Celsius, Eis auf den Packtaschen und gefrorene Wasserflaschen - so sieht die Wirklichkeit aus🙄. Da freuten wir uns wieder auf den ersten Anstieg, der die Kälte aus unseren Gliedmaßen brachte.Read more

  • Day6

    Vierte Etappe

    March 1, 2020 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Bevor wir zur Unterkunft - die wir für heute gebucht hatten - fuhren, machten wir noch einen Abstecher nach San Sano in der Hoffnung in dem kleinen Gemischtwarenladen noch etwas Essbares kaufen zu können. Und wir wurden nicht enttäuscht. Allein der kleine Laden, mit dem 80-jährigem Herrn hinter der Theke war einen kleinen Umweg wert.Read more

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