Monthly Archives: May 2022

Bella Italia – Day 10 (final)

DRAFT The only solution possible and offered by BMW was to come home by taxi. They would take over the costs quoted at €850. So that is what we did. I never spent so much time at the back of … Continue reading

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Bella Italia – Day 9

DRAFT Car break-down near Aix en Provence Now stuck in a hotel waiting for the assistance people (BMW, Aviva insurance, ADAC) to find a solution to get us home. Being bank holiday weekend, there is not a single car hire … Continue reading

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Bella Italia – Day 8

DRAFT Drove back to Barga in the morning. Not a very pleasant drive actually. Italian roads are not the smoothest and motorway lanes are fairly narrow. Arrived in time for lunchtime apéritif which we took outside despite the thick cloud … Continue reading

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Bella Italia – Day 7

DRAFT Florence We started the day, after a small breakfast, queuing to visit the Duomo cathedral. Quite a disappointment inside, it is more or less an empty shell. I did not even bother taking photos.

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Bella Italia – Day 6

DRAFT Left Barga mid-morning

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Bella Italia – Day 3

DRAFT Very pleasant day today. Went into town for some essential shopping and I have to admit it is a very pleasant little town. Went back home to drop the shopping and decided to walk back through the woods. Quite … Continue reading

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Bella Italia – Day 2

DRAFT In fact I would rather forget about today. We departed fairly early and although the drive towards Italy was pleasant enough via Cannes, Nice, Menton as soon as we reached the invisible border traffic jams and road works started. … Continue reading

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Bella Italia – Day 1

DRAFT In fact I am only half way there. I had an excellent day. The drive to Hyères was pleasant and fast and arrived in time, as planned, for a very nice lunch at my friend‘s house. I must thank … Continue reading

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Bella Italia

Nothing. like a few days holiday with good friends in one of the nicest region of Italy and namely the Toscana. In fact I am just packing my things and will be off tomorrow.

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Holiday plans

Went to the local travel agent yesterday thinking I get some advice on this project of mine for early 2023. All I got is last year’s brochure. I am not impressed. I guess I shall have to do all the … Continue reading

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