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)
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)
Saturday 12th August 2017

Ian leans in Pisa.

Time to leave beautiful Florence, the view from our room the Duomo.

Looks like Larry & Barry have been over here constructing towers.

Ian tries to shore up this wonky structure.

Some " must have" tower facts.

Ian took the opportunity to walk to the top of this iconic building.

For some pretty impressive views across the area.

This is me looking at him, looking at me!

The tower remains almost upright, dispite Ians assault!

Well this was worth the drive! Our room at the Pasquale Hotel.

There is a 1.8 mile hike between Montarossa & Vernazza, we took the train in order to walk back, this confusing station, made it very difficult to work out which train to take.

The uphill nature of this walk, soon became clear as fit & seasoned hikers passed us.

Ian found a pussy cat sanctuary, well stocked with food & shelters!

The views may well  have been stunning, but lets be clear, I hated every moment of this uphill endurance challenge.

2 hrs & 10 minutes of torture

As our village come into sight, we still had legions of rough pebbley stairs to decend..Much of this hike was outrageously unsafe, crumbling paths, no handrails, paths the widths of the top of someones garden wall.

A shower & a beer..Oh yes!

Dinner at Pae Veciu..A short stroll from our lovely hotel, Bear had a burger , me Gnocci with shrimp..Yum

Goodnight dear reader xxx

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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)