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May 22, 2017 - Final Day

Hello Family and Friends, This will be our last update as we will be on board the big bird back to Australia tomorrow Tuesday 23rd. We had another day in Florence before we left Arezzo it was a trip just to wander to some of the beautiful sights and just take it all in. Tuesday of last week was my birthday and we were taken out to lunch by Tina our land lady, to a beautiful restaurant up in the hills overlooking Arezzo, it was absolutely beautiful. Then on Tuesday night David took me out to dinner which was also beautiful we had a lovely...

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May 16, 2017 - Nearly Over

Hello Family and Friends, Our trip is nearly over only a week to go, how time flys when you are having fun. We have had another trip up to Florence this time we wandered through Piazza Santa Maria Novella and then walked around to San Marco Piazza to catch the bus up to Fiesole. Fiesole is on one of the hills overlooking Florence and was used in the early times as a getaway for the rich to escape the heat and humidity of Florence. It also has some Roman ruins which we walked around very fascinating and in great shape they are being looked...

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May 6, 2017 - Relaxing

Hello Family and Friends, We have been having a very relaxing time here in Arezzo. The car has been great, we have our own GPS and I have put into it that we don't want to go on any Motor Ways, Freeways, or Toll roads, so we have been travelling on all the back roads, it takes longer to get any where but it is great to be able to see the country side without the traffic. We went down to Lake Trasimeno to a town called Passignano it is a beautiful town, at this time of year it is not full of tourists and locals as it is in summer, they tell...

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Apr 20, 2017 - Having Fun

Hello Family and Friends, WE are having a very relaxing time here in Arezzo, going on lots of walks and we have been up to Florence on two trips on the train. We catch the 8:35am and we are in Florence in 65 minutes, we then go exploring. The first day we went to the Boboli Gardens which are amazing. Set in acres and acres of ground attached to the Pitti Palace, they are built on a hill so you are either going up or going down but well worth the visit, I will put some photos in. The next time we went was to visit some Basilicas one was the...

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Apr 3, 2017 - Italian Trip 2017

Hello Family and Friends, I haven't had a chance to keep you undated so far as we have been moving around, but now we are settled in Arezzo so here we go. What an interesting time we have been having, we had a good trip over from Oz arrived in Rome at 7:45 in the morning, we caught a black van into town as it would drop us at the door of our accommodation well worth the 45euro. We rested and then did some sight seeing, it doesn't matter how many times you come to Rome there is always new things to see, monuments, museums and Cathedrals. We...

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Oct 26, 2015 - 8th Newsletter

Hello to Family and Friends, Our time in Italy is drawing to a close, so this will probably be our last news letter. The past week has been spent reacquainting ourselves with Florence and Arezzo. Last Tuesday we went up to Florence and spent the day going through the Uffizi Gallery it is the most amazing place, all the famous painters you can think of in the one place. Just wonderful. On Friday we went to Florence again this time to take a bus up to the Piazzale Michelangelo which has the most amazing view of Florence, and then a bus ride...

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Oct 21, 2015 - Arezzo

Sunday, October 18 Today we went for a Tuscan Sunday Brunch in the trattoria. We said hello and goodbye to our Luxus neighbours who were leaving today. They had been on the go most of the week, and on the rare occasions that we were both at Borgo together, it seemed that one or the other of us were too worn out to enjoy a bottle of wine together. We sat with the couple from Liverpool and talked extensively about music, travel and food. We initially intended to visit the city of Perugia, a nearby university city, which was holding a...

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Oct 20, 2015 - 7th NEWSLETTER

Hello to Family and Friends,, Back on the road again, we have had some great adventures in the car, seen lots and lots of little villages that we couldn't see by bus or train. We went to Pienza another hill top town in Tuscany only small but well worth the visit the area is known for having the best pecorino cheese in Italy On Thursday we drove 4 hours up the Auto Strada to Lodi a town just south of Milano, it has a very good train service to Milano and I didn't want to drive in Milano, I must be a wimp!!!! We were on a mission to see the...

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Oct 5, 2015 - 6th Newsletter

Hello to all our Family and Friends, Sorry I have been a bit slack in keeping you up to date with our travels, with the car we have been having some great trips and time has slipped away. We took a trip to Deruta a town in Umbria which is noted for it's ceramics, and were they beautiful, every shop inside the walls of the old town sold ceramics. I was talked into buying a small piece. The shops are all owned by the people who make the ceramics. The next day we took a shorter drive to Caprese Michelangelo this is the town where Michelangelo...

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Sep 16, 2015 - 5th Newsletter

Hello to Family and Friends, We are on our own now, with Krystine safely back in Australia. We have had some visitors from Oz Michael and Lena from Canberra arrived on the Thursday before Jousting and were staying in an apartment just around the corner, Sarina and Bob from Pambula and Peter and Marilyn from Canberra they shared an apartment in the same building as Michael and Lena. We all went to the Jousting on Sunday the 6th September we had a wonderful time unfortunately our quarter didn't win but a good time was had by all. On the 8th...

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Sep 2, 2015 - 4th Newsletter

Hello to Family and Friends, We have had a wonderful 10 days up to the Cinque Terre and down to Roma. We spent 3 days on the Cinque Terre and unfortunately part of the walking tracks are closed due to landslides back in 2011-2012, so we were only able to walk two of the tracks, which happen to be the hardest. Krystine and I were up early to tackle the day, David stayed behind in La Spezia, we managed to do them easily and met David for lunch later. On the Tuesday we walked about 150mtrs which is all that is open of the walk of love, to a...

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Aug 24, 2015 - 3rd News Letter

Hello to all our Family and Friends, We decided to have a rest day today, just as well as it is our first wet day, so a good chance to bring you all up to date. Last week Krystine and I went to Cortona for the day, we caught the train and then a bus up to Cortona, if anyone is thinking of going to Cortona this is the best way as the bus from Arezzo drops you outside the walls and it is a big walk up. David didn't come as we think he broke his little toe and it has been quite sore so a rest day was what he needed. On Tuesday we took off for...

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