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Apr 13, 2014 - On the road again......................

We are on the road again, this time headed for a hiking extravaganza in Croatia, Slovenia and northern Italy. It is so wonderful to be in the camper van again; we have both been smiling from ear to ear all week. We love the independence, the simplicity and freedom of this life. For anyone who missed the short video clip from last year, you can get a good idea of life in the van by watching “Life is where you park it” After leaving “base camp” in Shrewsbury, we visited with an old family friend in Guildford, southern England and then took...

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Oct 17, 2012 - To Perugia and Assisi in Umbria

Wednesday October 17 It was another sunny day in Tuscany. We spent part of the morning relaxing and writing up diaries and sorting photographs, then decided that we should drive to Assisi which is quite far to the south-east of where we are staying. Assisi is not in the Tuscany region, but rather in the region of Umbria. We planned our outbound trip avoiding motorways, and left the 'Autostrada' option open for our return trip, if we were late and after dark. En route, we stopped at yet another hilltop town, Cortona. Here we thought of...

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Apr 15, 2012 - Lazy in Perugia!!!!

Today, I slept in as the rain, vino, and the last 17 days kicked in! I showered, did laundry ( in the shower! :) and ate left over pizza. When the sun peeked out, I decided to go into the city....lo and behold, right when I turned the corner from via de prioni.....a group of people were playing music and a priest was leading the way to the church....Celebrating Jesus, I was told by a lady!!! An older gentleman grabbed me, and led me to the circle that everyone was dancing and chanting.....I gave my camera to two little girls and asked them...

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Apr 14, 2012 - Rain in Perugia

I woke up early and had a wonderful assortment of crostini, yogurt and multiple cups of espresso! I caught up on the journal and paid some bills!!:(..,,, took off on the mini metro (cutest little metro) that took me to Pian di Massiano, a little town that had a huge....HUGE outdoor market.... Bought socks and a sweater and scarf! My friend Paolo called promptly at 12:30..... Which I told him to meet me at my hotel in 30 min......of course, I took the wrong exit on the mini metro and "found myself lost again!!!!" either way, made it back...

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Apr 13, 2012 - Oh what a life!

Another glass of champagne,,,then off to Florence for a day trip for Molly, Sandra and Paul....me...train to perugia...yes Jen, the "p" chocolate u were talking about! Train ticket in hand (always first class on the regional ones!!)!!!!... Longer, but nice ride...acres of flowers, lakes, and old men working their farms(could this be why they live so long?? Lol!) arrived in Perugia, in the drizzle , with no where to go! Googled a few places on the train, and actually ended up at the one I liked the best! Hotel Europa /Alla Residenze....a bed...

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Sep 14, 2011 - Where Is The Door and Why Did Sandy Order the Salad?

Coffee.  I need coffee.  I'm afraid I'm getting addicted to the coffee  make little weird peculator at the house.  We decide we want to leave at 8:30 for Perugia so we tell Jack 8.  Jack is up in plenty of time but I am the one who is ready last.  I'd like to point out, however, I was ready exactly at the appointed time.  Time, however, means nothing at the house.  We sit around enjoying coffee and looking at the travel books.  Think we depart around 9:30. I think I'm going to drive every road in Italy before this month is through.  Driving...

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Aimee's Italy 2011

Jul 26, 2009 - Perugia to Assisi

Perugia is a huge Umbrian city, but we weren't too interested in hanging around, so after checking out the main plazas and a few very old churches, along with more amazing views, we decided to move on to Assisi.This time we are staying outside the old town at the Hotel Moderno.We are now heartily sick of bread,pasta & pizza so opted for salads at MacDonald's! This afternoon we caught a bus up into Assisi - all these old towns are perched up in the cliffs and offer incredible views of the countryside below.After wandering around for a while,...

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Sep 30, 2008 - The Farms in Central Italy

Randy Leaving Florence was hard to do because it was an easy, pleasant environment for us with tons and tons of interesting stuff to see and do. Still, we’ve got our eyes on the South and the very few warm clothes we packed on this trip (2 pair of sox and a jacket each) are getting really dirty. We want warm weather! Rome was to be our next destination, but we decided to take a stop along the way up in the rolling hills and the wine country of Italy. Perugia is the town we chose. This part of the country is filled with vineyards, olive...

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Aug 26, 2007 - Perugia - Magione Our apartment at Padue Monte Petrete

Ciao Last week was spent at Padere Monte Petrete (the house on the hill that has six apartments) our apartment is The Quercia. It has an entrance at the back of the house making it very private. Windows in the bedroom and living room open up on the second story and overlook the valley below and the town of San Savino on the hilltop across the valley. We are surrounded by woods up the hill and olive groves down the hill and on both sides. A lovely setting with much peace and quite - except we arrived as the 10 day festival of San Savino was...

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Mar 17, 2006 - Perugia

St. Patrick's day = Day trip to Perugia Land of chocolate, olive oil, and wine. This little town is a great place for day trippin' from Rome. It's an ancient Etruscan city with amazing hill country views and pretty chocolates. We didn't really know what were going to do once we got there except get a cappuccino asap because we woke up at 5:45am to catch the 7am train there! Let's Go Italy was a big help to this day trip. We used it to tour some of the 14th-15th century churches and Etruscan land marks and led ourselves to a great Enoteca...

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Oct 18, 2005 - Umbria - Perugia and Assisi

Ciao! Have spent 4 days down in Perugia and Assisi in Umbria. Both are magnificent hill towns with spectacular views, although Perugia is much bigger. Perugia is a chocolate lovers heaven and home to Perugina who make Baci chocolates. As luck would have it, I arrived just in time for a worldwide choc fest. Hundreds of companies giving away free samples. The place has been crowded with people from around the world (in fact it has been worse than the tourists in Prague) There are chocolate fountains, rivers, sculptures but also heaps of music...

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EUROTRIP 2005

Sep 24, 2005 - Cousins come and cousins go....!!!

Well Anna turned 40 on the 22nd and it was a nice gesture for my cousins in Avezzano to take us out to dinner. We went up to the mountains not to far away and even though it was her birthday, she still got car sick.....lol but not for long as once we arrived, it all went. Talk about a small world, the owners use to live in Glenroy and then the world got even smaller as the father use to work with my dad at Grollo back in those days and then he bought a pump so Donny, if you read this, his name was "Primo", l tell you, amazing. We ate like...

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