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Jan 18, 2015 - Montecassino

Something of a dead day today. We started off a bit later than usual, about 10am, as we had decided to do another shortish run down to Montecasino & stay the night there before travelling on to Naples & Pompeii. Montecasino is a well known WW2 battle site where the Germans had their HQ in the Abbey on top of the mountain & the Allies bombed the heck out of the place as they tried to dislodge the Germans. Thousands killed on both sides, as usual, but the Allies eventually succeeded. The Abbey was virtually destroyed but has since been...

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Jun 1, 2011 - 11. Cassino to Rome

Day 18 Cassino to Tagliacozzo For the third night in a row I have had a good sleep, possibly induced by tablets but who cares. I awoke refreshed and ready to ride. The hotel provided a slap up breakfast and we were like a horde of locusts eating everything in sight. I don't think thay had experienced anything like that before. I set off with Wallace a bit before most others although we knew that there were three others in front of us. Wallace had complained that he rode so hard and fast yesterday that he had not paid any attention to his...

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May 29, 2011 - 10. Pompeii to Cassino

Day 16 Pompeii rest day As usual for a rest day we had to find our own breakfast at a nearby bar. I had a so called cream cornetto (croissant) with no cream and a chocolate donut with a cappuccino. After that I headed off to town with Dermott, Alison and John to find a bike shop we had been told about. It was supposed to be 5km away and it took us seemingly ages to find it. None of the locals seemed to know the name of the street we were looking for even though it turned out to be the main road. Very strange! I took aboout 2 minutes to buy...

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Apr 4, 2009 - Art extravaganza

Friday 3rd April. After good breakfast said our goodbyes to all our friends and bid farewell to the lovely Bay of Naples. The problem with Italy is that every turn in the road makes you gasp again with the sheer vastness of its beautiful vistas. Our journey was to start with a visit to the ill-fated Capo di Monte museum and turning onto the coast road it all started again with the road being closed for road works. Nora led us through a back road onto the motorway to Naples and off we went. Three kilometres from the turn off the traffic...

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