Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sunday 29 June – Vernazza, Coniglio and Manola

Wow, what a day…. just got back and washed the sand from my feet! We set off early today to beat the heat!  Arrived in pretty Vernazza for breakfast of coffee and twirly pastry with raisins. Lovely sunny morning with … Continue reading

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Saturday 28 June – Riomaggiore

An early morning swim followed by breakfast at a seafront cafe, then off to the station to buy a day’s Cinqueterre ticket.  The ticket machines are as bad as the m&m machines!  It won’t give you the option of where … Continue reading

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27 June – Cinque Terres

We left La Spezia around 11am on the boat to Montorosso.  It is a beautiful sunny, hot and cloudless day, in fact we nearly frazzled sitting on the deck waiting to leave the port.  No sooner had we set sail … Continue reading

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26 June – bus and boat to Porto Venere

We had a very lazy start this morning and finally set out for our croissant and coffee breakfast to be taken at a cafe across the square.  We were saddened to see five young girls round a table, who were … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25 June – to La Spezia

  All packed up ready for La Spezia.  Marie and I said our goodbyes and I grabbed a cappuchino and a croissant before getting back on the bus. Neil from Scotland is our driver and Ben from Oz is our … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24 June – Mass and Uffizza

We set off aiming to get to the Cathedral (The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) in time for the festival mass that was taking place at 10.30.  We arrived just in time to see the procession disappear into the darkness of the … Continue reading

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Monday 23 June – Florence on foot

The usual coffee and croissant before Marie and I did a tour of Florence.  This posting will be mainly images and not necessarily in the right order….. First stop was to be the Cathedral.   We thought we’d like to go up into … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 June – to Florence

Wall to wall sunshine!  Quick coffee and croissant with Dot.  She related to me her experiences last night with her Nepalese family.  “They took me to that special mountain – it was amazing!”  I’m so glad she was able to do … Continue reading

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Saturday 21 June – midsummer’s day in Rome

Lazy day….soooo hot, we didn’t feel like braving the crowds, traffic and heat of Rome today.  We enjoyed a nice coffee and croissant on the decking outside our bungalow and just chatted and updated stuff.  Before we knew it hunger pangs … Continue reading

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Friday 20 June – around Rome

Dot and I had decided to lie in and just relax in the morning.  I took the opportunity of putting up a couple more blog posts as I have got so behind.  Around midday we took the shuttle bus into … Continue reading

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