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WRITE WHILE TRAVELING
Writing, imprinting on an moleskine an event, a sensation, a place.
I composed a diary for every trip,where I wrote down what I saw through writing.I have told the places with our eyes. I have written about particular places where you should go at least once.Of course they are only fragments of life, crumbs that can enrich a trip even just by reading.
Take a photo, tell about the photo.You who will read what you read, but where is it?
Unpretentious, ready to read
and go, without navigator, just a pinch of adventure,and a splash of probable unexpected.This is traveling. One click, a Moleskine, and a map.
.. that's right, it's a journey
made of images of our do you travel around for the world.The photo, for those who observe it for the first time,can give rise to curiosity, amazement, and much more.
For us who publish them are our memory,that memory that over the yearsit can fade it can blur.
Images are salvation,love of discovery.click on the camera
will take you to the photogallery.
June 21, 2008
From Milan take the highway to La Spezia the odometer shows km 2482 the sky is clear there are about 33 degrees and it is 16.05. Little after Cisa the marble mountains announce that we are in Tuscany The satellite Navigator bought a few days ago is essential for wanderers like us, Capannori is our zigzag exit between the cars in the queue we stop shortly after the toll booth, and at that moment we realize that we are finally on vacation. A boy approaches us and asks us where he came from given the load of the motorbike, we exchange a chat and advise us to visit his city Arezzo We take for Collodi and given the timetable we look for a hotel to sleep and we find a Motel park of the roses in Chiesina Uzzanese € 55 small room with air conditioning, clean, but old-fashioned structure. Next to it there are old railway wagons that host a restaurant /pizzeria.
June 22, 2008
Well yes we are finally on vacation today upon waking up in this little room we realized it.
8.30 km 2840
We load the bike and set up our navy friend for Collodi where with
(€ 13 per head) we visit the historic garden of 700 of Villa Garzoni inside we find instead of the old greenhouse a crystal structure or Butterfly house
the butterfly house a short movie then invites you to the entrance, the torrid heat tarnishes my glasses, but the fluttering of these creatures makes the discomfort of the very high humidity pass by in second, on a set path there are some display cases leaf-cutting ants, stick insect cases, and then the giant cockroaches of Peru. At the exit of the crystal we go up the stairs to admire the gardens from above, Observation, interesting, but the price is not worth the vision. We point towards Volterra hoping for some coolness (550 meters) with the motorbike we arrive almost in city. We stop at Information and the lady from the tourist office was very kind and called the hotel to check room availability. Fortunately, it was still free. The room has air conditioning, is welcoming and is sugar-colored and alabaster lamps personalize the environment very much.
We are at Villa porta allarco in Volterra € 88 with a rich breakfast, made of typical local products, served in the garden, the motorbike parked inside is safe. In the evening we go to the city on foot entering the Etruscan door and in a moment we are in the square, just walk simply and you will notice the monuments of great importance. Volterra is the capital of alabaster, it can be seen from the many craft shops that develop along the alleys. For dinner a restaurant / wine shop crowned the first vacation day.An outdoor terrace attracts our curiosity of the particular gazebos that cover the tables already occupied, we sit at the last table, Roberto, the waiter, we serve simple but typical dishes of the place very tasty from cold cuts to cheeses seasoned with white vinegar all accompanied by an excellent San Gimignano wine and for dessert a freshly baked spumone accompanied by hot chocolate and cream and to end this excellent dinner before coffee a sweet liqueur offered by the house € 62
June 23, 2008
This morning after a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we head towards Santa Fiora, the heat is torrid, the helmet and technical clothing are suffocating us, we hope that at the foot of Mount Amiata there is cool. We walk the via Cassia the SR2, expanses of vines and olive trees accompany us to Montalcino, a medieval town in the Val d 'orcia, here we stop to catch our breath a slight breeze brightens our hot heads. After countless curves, fields of vines, olive trees burned in the sun, we arrive in Santa Fiora we continue for Bagnolo and after a path we are at the gate behind which there is the farmhouse of Francesco. We are alone I climb a few steps behind the neat and flowery ordered porch, the room is cool and I think, " this night you will surely sleep well ”, the poor art furniture is spacious, the exposed beams give a sense of country, the bathroom with dressing room is large, a stack of burgundy towels are neatly placed on top of a marble shelf.
Francesco has already prepared the beds with blankets for us, those once heavy, the two bouncers down on the porch are the only modern imprint of the environment.If you pass around here Francesco welcomes you willingly (€ 52 per room with sheets and towels cell. 3388375725), plus in Santa Fiora in Piazza Garibaldi 7 it has a shop with typical local products called the shop "These lands". For the evening we return to Sana Fiora for a bite, Alessandro's suggestion was trattoria- pizzeria "al ponte" but in this period there are many places closed for the holidays, they will reopen at the end of June. So we opt for one that is open the name promises well "The wolverine". Very sad place, however we have dinner, then to make up for a little of the mediocre dinners we decide to go and get the dessert in Arcidosso, a medieval village.
June 24, 2008
As soon as we wake up having seen the coolness we decide to take a trip to Petriolo, where there are spas, we take Cinigiano, Civitella Paganico the curves alternate with immense panoramas the smell of sulphurous water announces that we have arrived. These spas exist from the middle We do not have the courage, a little because of the torrid heat, the water reaches 30 degrees, we are in a volcanic area, in fact Amiata is an inactive volcano, and a bit due to the terrible stench, we decide to go towards Montalcino S Quirico d 'Orcia and S. Antimo where we stop to admire the abbey, but the facade is under renovation, many tourists enter; the shots follow each other for a splendor of this type, at the exit we notice the friars dressed in cream walking under the olive trees, just a nice postcard, in fact in this place you can be hosted by them and here is also the classic vegetable garden and now we leave the tranquility of this place and we head towards Seggiano where there is a garden by an artist Spoerri on this site together with other artists you can admire about 79 works the visit lasts about three hours and the cost (10 € adults) and (8 € children) www.danielspoerri.org., these works are located outdoors. For dinner, under Alessandro's advice, we go to the top of the amiata at the mills
excellent service we start with a Panzanella, the flavors and taste of this land, the wines from a Pitigliano to a avoid a riot of smells and tastes different from everyday Milanese, Enrico is not a simple waiter, but the tour operator manager Le Incoming mills specialized in accompanying tourists around the area naturally with motorbikes. He is very organized and gives us the programs he usually uses with his customers. " This is a seven-day tour with six different routes, this was done in order to link together the food and wine and the cultural and naturalistic aspects that can offer here" this is the presentation of the brochure the addresses are
June 25, 2008
Today the target is Massa Marittima. Itinerary recommended by a friend of ours Arcidosso, Cinigiano, Paganico, Roccastrada here the wine road winds we continue towards Massa Marittima and Valpiano the Lago dell'Accesauna puddle that tells a fascinating legend the shape first of all in the shape of a horseshoe
on this site you will find the legend of its coloring, of its particular name, and of the Etruscan necropolis, which are re-emerging and that the spirits tired of being in the dark are taking over the area. In fact it is uncontaminated all around only fields and hills.
We continue our journey with our feet firmly planted on the ground and climb the mountains towards Montioni, Suverato we are immersed in the cork oaks, ancient olive trees and vines Sassetta is perched on a hill, the small village is located right in the heart of a chestnut forest in the hinterland of the Etruscan Coast we are in the Poggio Neri Park where a little further on we find Castagneto Carducci, a characteristic medieval village that takes its name from the famous poet who spent the happiest months of his childhood here. We follow the route suggested by our friend Simone, we proceed towards Lardarello to admire a lunar landscape, here in 1911 the first geothermal plant in the world was built we are in the Devil's Valley, these plants are the only ones in the world that exploit the steam that comes from the underground reusing it as electricity, huge steel pipes can be seen everywhere for miles kilometers between the vineyards, along the rivers, which run alongside the roads. The plant can be visited with a guide. We approach home and for dinner at the La Contessa restaurant on the summit of the Amiata I take the polenta with the sublime mushrooms.
June 26, 2008
We leave Santa Fiora, we pass also this medieval village from Piancastagnielli and we take Via Cassia, we pass Acquapendente to reach Orvieto which is perched on a cliff of ocher-colored tuff. The camera cliks follow one another, a little further on we find Lake Corbara and 'a dam created in the sixties divides Orvieto from Todi we are in the Tiber river park. Suddenly the stellite sailor decides to let us make alternative roads, that is shortcuts, but also the white ones, start asphalted and then turn into beaten earth and continue mule tracks , the dust assails us in a moment we are in a thick cloud we come out of this nightmare on a provincial Acquasparta we are in Umbria then we see the San Gemini sign I have to move Roberto around the town considering my reckless use of water I wanted to see at least the source: I have only seen a large factory with a stock of bottles now we veer for Spolet or and then to Norcia.Vist at the hour we look for a place to sleep and a nice sign with the writing " the house of friends"
just outside Norcia, our attention attracts the indications take us to the hills, the Brazilian girl who greets us is very friendly, she immediately finds us the room in the meantime we notice the view over the city is also the time of sunset and it is magnificent. room has no air conditioning two windows should let the air through the shower door is very narrow and we have some difficulty getting in. For the evening we take the bike and go to the center of Norcia for a pizza we sit in front of the theater excellent pizzeria in the meantime as orchestral background were practicing giving the whole square a unique harmony. The farm also disappointed us because of the breakfast, making comparisons with previous breakfasts, this was not up to the price (45 € per person)
June 27, 2008
Finally we take for Castelluccio, for the flowering of lentils about 20 km from Norcia, a plateau opens up. Piangrande we are in the national park of the Sibillini mountains at 1400 meters, all around it seems a painting by Van Gogh, from green to yellow, from red to purple, the coloring of these patches of land, all so colorful, are given by the different times of sowing of the lentils the road passes in the middle, perched at the bottom of the valley here is Castelluccio, we take a coffee break, we buy a few bags of lentils, then we take the val Nerina the provincial road 4772 then follow the provincial 136 the church of the madonna della Cona you take two steps then always on the 136 with suggestive gorges and dizzying curves the river accompanies us up to Visso then for Anatolia another perched village and then away towards Foligno , Spello and we arrive in Assisi in via San Giovanni in Campiglione we find Camping village
for those who want to go camping and not only, we organize a Bungalows without kitchen (€ 60 with breakfast)
June 28, 2008
This morning towards Gubbio, I begin by saying that it is a city that pampers its tourist because it knows very well that it must walk and so, here is an excellent service of elevators that lead to the upper city where we find Palazzo Consoli, Palazzo Pretorio, Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo della Porta.They are all worth visiting and admiring the marvelous panoramas, then a tour of the narrow streets that intersect each other with steps that go up and down and craft shops that stimulate curiosity. After wandering around we take the bike again we decide to go to the lake Trasimeno we pass Umbertide an important center of exchange between Etruscans and Umbrians, we continue to Magione on the shores of the lake where the castle of the knights of Malta reigns, this lake breathes the air of two regions, umbria and tuscany, the only place where we could stop to admire it is in Monte del Lago where there is a small beach with a garden, for the rest it is quite privatized. From here we take the SR71 that takes us in Città della Pieve, we want to browse where the "carabinieeri" TV series recorded the church of Santa Maria della Mercede and Sant'Agostino, where there is a fresco by Perugino and a table by Pomarancio, then a look at the Rocca and the church of S. Francesco, today sanctuary of the Madonna of Fatima, and we are heading towards Assisi.
June 29, 2008
Finally in Perugia, the visit to Rocca Paolina, gives us a way to recover from the sultry hood that grips the outside was built in the distant 1514 at the behest of Pope Paul III, today it is used for cultural events. A series of escalators takes us on the surface, on Corso Vannucci, here we arrive in a fairly spacious square with a fountain worthy of note in the center, it has two basins with truly unique reliefs, the Palazzo dei Priori adorns the square with its Gothic-style facade and its white color blinds us, and we take Via del Sole, this is only one of the 5 districts of Perugia. An excellent pizza (€ 14 in via del Sole) is what we need, then the journey continues towards a unique panorama at the bottom of the same road.We wander, there are not many people because of the heat, from Via dei Priori, we go down to via della Sposa to exit Porta Susanna we go back with the escalators (a mousetrap, the plastic vault that covers the stairs , does not make us respi rare today the temperature is 38 degrees), and then again via della Cupa and to rest the Carducci gardens.We were not so tired and then we take for Torgiano, Bettona, Cannarastrade alternatives, we did not take the state, but the Satellite Navigator has decided to take us along the dirt roads. Arrived at the campsite destroyed.
From 30 July to 2 July we made a short trip home to change clothing because the next stop is: Loire Valley B retagna starting with 5323 km.
OUR CREATIVE HOBBIES
Below is our showcase on the world. We liked being able to share our creations with the web objects, all completely handmade. For each object you will find a description and its use. It is obvious that being unique pieces, they cannot be identical, because precisely created one at a time, with patience and passion.if you have any ideasacome up when you see them, just contact us and your project will be carried out together.
THROW AN OKKIO
.... if you have come up to here, we thank you with this latest gem.Take a look inside this room and you will find little stories from our life.
This is the cart, we wanted to make it as craftsman as possible, and here it is the vegetable basket when you go to the vegetable garden.
In fact our objects are simple, true, like the earth when it is cultivated.When a tomato ripens and detaches it from the plant, satisfaction is unmatched,the same feeling is when we create something, if then it has feedback with the web, we are more satisfied.
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