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Oct 5, 2016 - Ferrara and the kindness of Bolognese strangers

Thirty years ago when John and I visited Italy, one of the towns that I really loved was Ferrara. I remembered a huge castle in foggy cobblestones streets, quite atmospheric. On Tuesday when I caught the train to Ferrara, the fog again rose over the fields during the journey, but blue skies and sunshine greeted me when I reached Ferrara. Castle Estense remains imposing, a moated castle complete with drawbridges, smack bang in the middle of the bustling town. However, much of northern Italy (including Bologna and Ferrara) suffered damage in...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Ferrara

Checked out this morning and headed back into Modena. I had read and seen pictures of the Sanctuary of Madonna of San Luca. It looks spectacular. So we tried to find it. The GPS took us back downtown, which didn't make sense as I could see it on the highway up the hill. That did't work out so we headed down the highway, following the GPS. She said say left and I looked ahead you couldn't tell what left meant. The sign to Farrara appear to be on the right turning left. So we went the wrong way and couldn't get off the autostrada for 13 km....

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Jun 12, 2015 - Ferrara - cycling off all the pasta ...

Ferrara Our host, Barbara, asked us "Why Ferrara?" Well, it's a small city, with no steep climbing, it's almost entirely walled and it's great for cycling. We are so glad that we stopped here; we and only wish we'd had more than three days. What we didn't realize is that vehicles are not allowed on the street for our apartment, Via delle Volte. No wonder our GPS couldn't get us there. Drive it we did ... and we are crossing our fingers that the video surveillance didn't get our license plate. It's a 80Euro fine to drive in the historic...

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Feb 6, 2015 - Ferrara

Well it rained all night long & the wind really blew although it didn't rock Elsie at all. It was still lashing down when I went for a shower at 5.30am in the morning. I got a cold shower on the way to the toilet block & then a nice hot shower when I got there. It is a good job it's not snowing or we would be feet deep in it by now. The rain water was pouring down the site roads in rivers, not really holiday weather. We really enjoyed our day in the old city yesterday despite the weather & it was nice of them to lay on a parade for us...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Ferrara

So we rolled out of Ostiglia to a few drops of rain, and by the time we crossed the river and turn left, the rain had stopped, the sun was about to come out, and there were signs galore telling us we were on our way to Ferrara. Of course, there were no turns to go anywhere but Ferrara, but never mind. Ferrara is competing with a lot of nearby destinations, but for a couple of cyclists, it is a dream destination. We have never seen so many cyclists, ever. Riding every kind of bike in every kind of outfit, in any kind of weather. Suits,...

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Jul 1, 2006 - Cinque Terre - Again - June 23-26

Cinque Terre - Again - June 23-26 So, another day of traveling. We arrived in La Spezia around 4pm and had to wait for an hour for the next train to Riomaggorie. So, we waited. Finally made it back to Mar Mar and checked into our room. We arrived a day earlier than planned, so we will have to change rooms tomorrow. So, we trudge up the copious amout of stairs to the room. Nice litte room with a small balcony and a slight view of the sea. We keep it simple for the night and only got wine, bread, cheese cherries and pesto for dinner. Day 2...

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Oct 15, 2005 - Italia - La Dolce Vita

Sorry I've been a bit slack on the old updates. Have been in Italy for a while now. Before I got here I promised not to go back to the places I love - All of Tuscany (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano etc), Rome or Venice. And I've only been to Venezia and Firenze to change trains. But the place has me sucked in again. I could easily live here. Every place I visit seems to need a few more days to properly check things out. Spent a fair bit of time in the Emilia-Romagna region, not doing too much of the touristy thing but just sampling Italy's...

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