Monthly Archives: June 2017

Italy, Capri, 27 June 2107

Capri, a resort island in the Gulf of Naples, visited by millions of day trippers. Famous for the Blue Grotto and the song “Isle of Capri” by Gracie Fields in 1934 followed by countless others. I took a train to … Continue reading

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Italy, Pompeii, 26 June 2017

Pompeii – one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy, quite a remarkable place. The effort involved in excavating an area this large must have been immense. There are two train stations that will get you into the site, … Continue reading

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Italy, Naples, 23 – 25 June 2017

Rome to Naples on the Autostrada 230 km, cost 16.50 euro in tolls. Temperature 36c and humid, I was glad when it ended and I could get out of my riding gear. As I had time I rode as far … Continue reading

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Italy, Rome, 20 – 22 June 2017

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel – Huge and crowded, reminded me of the Louvre in Paris. Roman Forum ruins and Altar of the Fatherland  

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Italy, Rome, 16 – 19 June 2017

Rome – capital of Italy and once capital of the world, its history spans 2,500 years, population 4.3 million. Lots of things to see and do and therefore lots of tourists. Interesting ride to Rome via the B roads, took … Continue reading

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Italy, Florence, 13 – 15 June 2017

On the way to Florence from La Spezia I stopped at Pisa to look at the Leaning Tower. The road follows the coast at first before turning inland to Pisa. There are hundreds of hotels and resorts along this stretch … Continue reading

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Italy, La Spezia, 9 – 12 June 2017

Modena to La Spezia on the SS63, this is a biking road, lots of motorcyclists enjoying the curves and very little traffic as well. Going over a couple of passes at 1200m , cool in the mountains, good ride. This … Continue reading

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