Italy 2017
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Day 1: No fly zone   (Saturday 22nd July 2017)
Day 2: To the old Trout   (Sunday 23rd July 2017)
Day 3: From a chateau Chillon to the Matterhorn.   (Monday 24th July 2017)
Day 4: Around the Horn!   (Tuesday 25th July 2017)
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Zermatt goodbyes & to Venice for a bit.

Zermatt refuses to give us a last view of the Matterhorn.

Today will be mostly about driving.

Oh and I broke a nail.

The weather got better the further east we travelled.

The roads in Switzerland offer many view points. Our passage into Italy was seamless, no one was remotely interested in stopping us or checking passports.

Finally we arrive in Venice, we deposit our car in the massive car holiday complex and take the water taxi to San Marco.

We walked the short distance to Hotel Flora.

We were allocated the worlds smallest room , Ian did a bit of interesting interior design, giving us a few extra feet !

After a shower we head out for a stroll. The Chiesa di san Moise church, built in 1654.

Another tick on our bucket list a Gondolla ride.

Our toned Godolier Alberto, gave us a few interesting facts whilst flexing his muscles.

The views from the Grand Canal were amazing in the golden light.

We saw places where Mozart Wagner & Verdi lived at various times in history.

Alberto took us into the narrow side canals for more views of the ancient city.

Venice a city for lovers ........

Ian orders a LARGE beer , I did warn him .

Our enormous starters, Hollies fave Mozzarela & tomato, yum.

Goodnight dear reader we will be staggering home once Ian has climbed out of the beer glass xxx

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Day 6: Bridge of Sighs.   (Thursday 27th July 2017)
Day 7: Our wedding anniversary and the beach we nearly went to.   (Friday 28th July 2017)
Day 8: We woke up in Stiffe!   (Saturday 29th July 2017)
Day 9: Rende to Francavilla di Sicilia and a room change   (Sunday 30th July 2017)
Day 10: Day 2 in Francavilla Mount Etna here we come   (Monday 31st July 2017)
Day 11: Busy doing nothing!    (Tuesday 1st August 2017)
Day 12: Back to the mainland.   (Wednesday 2nd August 2017)
Day 13: Up Pompeii.   (Thursday 3rd August 2017)
Day 14: The girls are coming!   (Friday 4th August 2017)
Day 15: Roman Holiday.   (Saturday 5th August 2017)
Day 16: The Gypsy Curse   (Sunday 6th August 2017)
Day 17: Vatican ventures & Gladiators!   (Monday 7th August 2017)
Day 18: Angels & Demons    (Tuesday 8th August 2017)
Day 19: Hello Pope, bye bye pixies.   (Wednesday 9th August 2017)
Day 20: Art work overload.    (Thursday 10th August 2017)
Day 21: Our own unguided tour of Florence.    (Friday 11th August 2017)
Day 22: Ian leans in Pisa.   (Saturday 12th August 2017)
Day 23: Sunny Sunday.   (Sunday 13th August 2017)
Day 24: Goodbye Italy, It's been one hell of a ride.   (Monday 14th August 2017)
Day 25: Long day driving...Hello Callais   (Tuesday 15th August 2017)
Day 26: The final stretch   (Wednesday 16th August 2017)