13th March to 19th Long Way Home Update! We woke up with this as our view after our first night o Elba.The island of Elba is one of the loveliest places you can go in Italy, a myriad of beautiful beaches to suit all tastes sandy, pebbly and all types in between. The main town of Portoferraio has a luminosity about it with a wonderful fortress, Martello tower and a lovely … [Read more...] about ‘La vita è bella’ Italy in a motorhome.
This week we have travelled up from the toe of Italy and have visited 6 UNESCO world heritage sites. Being in a motorhome enables you to get to these amazing places quite easily. That said parking can be a problem so you have to use public transport to get to the sites or walk. To be honest you have to be careful not to get UNESCO’ed out. This is very easy to do and when … [Read more...] about First visit to a brothel
Our second full week in Sicily and we veer from loving it to hating it, so very Marmite. Negatives: The roads are simply the worst we have come across including many in Africa! Potholes like craters on the motorways. On top of that, their driving is beyond stupid, we have been unfortunate enough to come across three accidents during the week plus at least 10 near … [Read more...] about Sicily, our Marmite journey and on to the Mainland,
We stopped for 4 days at Marina de Ragusa allowing us to cycle every day. The real advantage of electric bikes coming back to the fore, as the towns are on top of hills. Though we are fitter after a year on the road we still like the assistance to help us along up the hills. Our last run was to the town of Scicli, another Baroque town. The restaurants we had been … [Read more...] about Danger of not using satnav
Tarmacers Required –Applications to ‘Italy’. This is a full time position that could and will require several years of dedicated resurfacing in fact probably relaying work on the network of so called roads here in Italy. Experience is a must if only to undo the obviously previously inexperienced ‘patch-work’ done on most of the roads. Dedication, patience and … [Read more...] about Ouch –One big pot hole