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)
Day 5: Zermatt goodbyes & to Venice for a bit.   (Wednesday 26th July 2017)
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)
Friday 4th August 2017

The girls are coming!

Ok truth time, yesterday afternoon we broke down right here. Our car gear shift refused to move and our brake lights failed.

We managed to limp back to our hotel with the use of a screwdriver to enable Ian to change gear. We contacted the RAC who sent us a sad looking mechanic who's intelectual limit was to change a tyre. Our formerly frosty receptionist Esther proved to be a little Diamond, she helped translate & we sent the guy away with instructions to tow us to the Hyundai dealership at 09.30 today, rather than his local garage with unlikely access to parts.
The tow truck failed to arrive by 11 so we opted to drive ourselves, all be it rather illegally to the dealership. Once there the staff could not have been more helpful, we were quickly into diagnostics & what we feared was a broken switch ( which would be available tuesday ) turned out to be an electrical fault in the tow bar ! 5 mechanics pored over our car.

These amazing guys charged us 16 euros! we saw them high fiving each other as we drove away, highly pleased with solving our issue.
Had we stuck with the local guy we'd still be there now.

We tried again to go up vesuvious & made it to the ticket office just before the 2 hr round trip walk to the crater.

Lunch at the Kona Restaurant on the downward journey.

Having collected my girls from The Leonardo da Vinci airport, we headed into Rome.

A drive through the restricted streets brings us to our hotel.

After a shower we head out to the Trevi fountain very close to our hotel.

The pixies and us at dinner.

Lovely to have you here ladies..

Goodnight lovely reader xxx

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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)