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Aug 13, 2009 - 13th Into the south of Italy…

Finally a lie in! The cool breeze throughout the night ensured a full nights sleep, only interrupted by itching mosi bites, arising at 9am. Michael collected the fresh bread which we had with butter and local jam. We took a wander down to the beach near the campsite, the blueness of the Adriatic was just glorious. It was a steep coastal path but we inched down slowly. It was just rocks when we got there so both wearing flimsy flip flops and having forgotten sun cream, we didn’t stick around long. It was only 10am and was hotting up already....

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Nov 1, 2007 - Pescara

We have just arrived in Florence, after spending the last 3 days in a ghost town.(it fitted in quite well for halloween) We stayed in Montesilvano, which was just outside the city of Pescara. The area had very nice photos and it would have been really nice in summer, but with 3 days of solid rain and wind, the place turned out to be a bit of a hole,,,but good for a bit of r and r. To give you an idea of how much of a hole it was:our daily highlight was going to a cinema shopping complex (about 1/4 of the size of the woolstores in freo, but...

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Apr 18, 2007 - The Romans drained the lake

Although Harry had to go into work for a hour or so, he had time to be our tour guide to some of the Roman ruins around the Fucino plain. Just outside Avezzano, on the side of the mountains that ring the Fucino plain, we climbed up to the series of tunnels that the Romans dug to drain Lake Fucino and create agricultural land. The plain that was once the lake bottom is very large, and it must have been a deep lake because, before they drained the lake, Roman ships used to have mock battles on it. Our pictures show the entrances to some of...

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Aug 12, 2005 - Trani, ITALY

Well, a little sidetrip ensued. We had emailed a friend of ours who lives in Italy (Beatrice stayed with us through the Hospitality Club for Christmas in 04) to see if she was home, and luckily she was, so instead of heading into Bosnia we bussed back down to Bar where we caught an overnight ferry to Bari where Beatrice met us and drove us 45 minutes north to her town Trani. She has a lovely 2 bedroomed apartment with peeps of the sea - its about 5 mins walk from beach where she swims each day. We drove downtown to book our way across to...

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Jul 12, 2005 - Francavilla/Chieti, Italy

From Rome we headed to FrancaVilla via the Pescara train station. After about a 4 hour ride we were greeted at the train station by Giulana and Zia Cetina (John's Aunt, Grandmom Dirito's sister), and Aurelio (Giulana's 2 and a half year old son). Life is so easy when family is around! Giulana drove Pat and Rachel while John, Chris, and Dave faced certain death while riding in a taxi through the busy-traffic filled city of Pescara. We headed to Giulana and Sandro's house for lunch in FrancaVilla, a beautiful town right on the Adriatic Sea....

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Feb 26, 2005 - Montecassino--the Benedictine order's first monastery

We couldn't check into our hotel until noon and we arrived in Rome from Venice at about 8 a.m. so my friends Dave Ford and John Hegerty thought it would be cool to head to Montecassino for the day. It was only an extra hour and a half on the train so I decided to tag along. The monastary was built in 529 a.d. under the supervision of St. Benedict himself on top of Montecassino. More recent history of it is that it was bombed in WWII by the U.S. Airforce because they thought the Nazis were hiding weapons there, which they weren't, it was...

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Jan 27, 2005 - This is a lot of snow .............

I head off this day to go and meet up with my new cousins in Pescara - on the coast. They were quite excited to learn about me and really wanted to meet me so I head off now to do that. I wanted to go via Perugia as I have heard that is a nice place so I head off in that direction. Perugia is quite a hilly town and I really just spend an hour or so there for a looksee. From there I program Pescara into the GPS and head off unbeknowns to me that I was about to head off in the direction of the snow covered Appenine Mountains - according to...

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