Category Archives: Diary

Leaving Lella’s

  Pics above from the last few days. Very cold last night, down to 3 degrees. Worried battery getting low and heating wouldn’t work, but OK. I really should have invested in a spare battery to charge in car during … Continue reading

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Anangno

Cold night, lots of rain. Bright sun on waking but showers later. Snow on not-so-distant mountain. Drove to Paliano and managed to find our way around to do some shopping. Wandered up hill in maze of steps and alleyways. Went … Continue reading

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Palestrina

Bout of heavy rain early in night, but then dry. Slept much better. Clocks went back so extra hour:-) spotting with rain 8.30. Started to clear so went to Palestrina, not too far, about half hour. Couldn’t find composer’s museum, … Continue reading

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Terrible night

Thunder, lightning, torrential rain – didn’t sleep too well. Campsite is on the banks of the Tiber, which is huge here, and worried we would be inundated, but OK. Warm though, 17degrees. Forecast is for more rain, but worst overnight, … Continue reading

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Rome traffic

Set off from Arezzo 10:45 to travel to northern outskirts of Rome. 130 miles, easy journey. GRA (Grande Raccordo Annulare- extremely complex ring road around Rome) was very busy and it was a large measure of luck and the satnav … Continue reading

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Arezzo

Sitting in front of cafe in Piazza Grande. Sun is out, not as warm as yesterday but hard to believe it will be Christmas Day in two months! Temp up to 23 degrees but it cools down quickly after 5pm … Continue reading

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More tunnels !

Tired after long journey yesterday. Would like to stay but need to get on toward Rome. Cool morning (12) but sunny, though it didn’t get into the valley before we left. Sunny all the journey, up to 24 degrees. Set … Continue reading

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Tunnels!

Cool autumn morning. Set off 10:40 to cover 275 miles. Through Frejus tunnel (€51!) but worth it I think as journey would have been much longer and more difficult. On past Turin and down to Genoa. Through mountain range – … Continue reading

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Plan d’eau

Had been intending to have an easy day … Went to Faverges to shop. Then walked to local pond/lake, which has seats, play area etc. Battling Japanese knot weed, various info about various ways they are tackling it, none of … Continue reading

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Wonderful walk

Drove up hill above Marlens, parked by radio masts and walked about 2 hours, following our noses and a fairly simple map. Wonderful views, sun shining, beautiful autumn colours. ; ; ; ; Happened on this guy who was laying … Continue reading

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