Italy 2017
Show all days on one page (a long download!)
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)
Day 14: The girls are coming!   (Friday 4th August 2017)
Day 15: Roman Holiday.   (Saturday 5th August 2017)
Sunday 6th August 2017

The Gypsy Curse

After a relaxing breakfast, we head out of town to the beach, along with just about everyone else in Rome.

We finally we find a spot in a scruffy car park with lots of other cars.
The beach boasts, The Perla negra beach bar & a stretch of sunny surf.

These 2 mermaids joined us for a swim.

This is our little encampment, 42 euros of shade & somewhere to eat our pannini.

We return to our car to find the back window smashed & the contents gone. Including a suitcase full of laundry as well as our fridge, Ians spare everything bag & sadly my handbag, cash & my phone.. Maureen was left along with the video camera & oddly my credit / bank cards..
No one was hurt & its only stuff.
We spent the next 90 mins with the lovely local police , who say they have an influx of Gypsies & have had an epicemic of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. We also made calls to the RAC & insurance people. We motored back to Rome & were met promptly by a tow truck..Goodbye car.

Now back to nice things Ian finds us an Indian to drown our sorrows in Curry.

Team Veck did good today, Cheers! The Food & staff at the Maharajah restaurant restored our faith in mankind, with the fabulous Sheek Kebab Ian said was the best EVER. We all enjoyed our meals, fabulous!

A phone call to the RAC is on the menu for tomorrow.

Goodnight dear reader xxx

Comments: (1)

"Gutted so sorry that happened to you! Xxx thank goodness Maureen is ok at least you can get home ....anyway have you popped in to see the pope yet? Apart from that Rome looks good enjoy the rest of the week lots of love to you all xxx" - Caz

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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)