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Touring Cinque Terre – Part 2


Ingrid and I kept on driving around in the beautiful region of Cinque Terre. Finally, we could find a place to park the car in the beautiful village of … Corniglia This is the only village of Cinque Terre that is not adjacent to the sea. Instead, it is surrounded by picturesque terraces of vineyards. If you are on foot,…

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Touring Cinque Terre – Part 1


Or actually, this one should be called “How not to visit Cinque Terre”. The odds were against us from the beginning; Ingrid and I were located about something more than 200 kilometers from the region and the car ride took us on long local roads, thus becoming very long. It was already in the middle of the afternoon when we arrived…

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The Big Boys – San Gimignano


While Ingrid and I were having a stroll in Siena, she asked me if I had ever been to San Gimignano. When I gave a negative answer, we knew what our next destination was going to be. Yes, another touristic highlight (and another photo essay)! But I think it is important – or even necessary – that you see this…

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The Big Boys – Siena


This is more of a photo essay than a real post. We usually don’t feature touristic destinations and I guess you can find information about Siena all over the Internet. Why feature it anyway? Because I really wanted to see Il Campo, the principal medieval main square of the city and Ingrid was willing to guide me. We first got…

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Tuscan Gems – Monteriggioni


Our last one of this series: Monteriggioni, a walled medieval town, about 15 kilometers from Siena. Monteriggioni dates from the 13th century, is surrounded by a wall of more than 500 meters, with 14 watchtowers and 2 gates. The town served as a fortification during the wars between Florence and Siena. Because of its stunning architecture, Monteriggioni served as the background of…

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Tuscan Gems – Suvereto


First of all, our apologies for almost a week of silence. Ingrid is suffering from her depression again, so we have decided that I take over the website once more. Don’t worry, I’ll take very good care of her and hopefully, by the end of November, she is back on the website. So, while Ingrid is resting, let me introduce…

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Tuscan Gems – San Vincenzo


San Vincenzo is a seaside town, to the south of Livorno. First of all, you can find a very good tourist information office right next to the railway station, which provides you with everything you want to know about this part of Tuscany. The woman who runs the office, is very helpful and is fluent in English. Most of the…

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