Travels Through Italy
July is not a time that I would pick to travel in Italy. Or many
parts of southern Europe, for that matter. It's hot, and there are
too many bloody tourists! But the timing of this tour was dictated
by the schedules of others, and well I was in Italy!
Day by Day Travel Diary
involved waking up on a plane flying over the alps, and concluded with
a fine Italian meal on a Rome footpath!
involved a lengthy morning walk and ended with pizza on the footpath!
when Peter and Yvonne arrived by bus, and I had a free morning to walk
around Rome, and visit a new basilica.
while awaiting arrivals from London.
and other attractions of Rome.
was the destination - by train, then foot.
Half day city tour
then some random wanderings to Santa Maria Novella and the Arno at dusk.
Assorted buildings around Florence then a bus tour to
and its leaning campanile.
to the nearby hills for the afternoon and a little wandering around
Travel to Monza
and collecting rental motorcycle.
in Switzerland was today's destination.
from Monza to Calvignano (lunch) and Passo Penice (riding).
Heading north to
Up and down the
Hotel Paradiso to
Passo dello Stelvio
to Bellagio and Como.
Returning the bike, then playing tourist in
and dinner on the banks of the Po (river, that is!).
travels and finishing up.
with a longer day than expected.
Map Of Italy
The above map of Italy shows the major areas of this trip.
The names are Italian, mostly quite close to their English equivalents:
Rome is Roma, Florence is Firenze, and Milan is Milano, at the top.
Lakes Como and Lecco (the one body of water) appear just above the
'L' of Milano. The lake above the 'M' is Lago Maggiore. Pisa is a little
above Livorno. The Dolomites are in the area around Bolzano/Bozen.