I Love Italy!

It is such an amazing place to visit.

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Our 4 days in London were great.  It was so much fun meeting up with my brother and SIL at the end of their 6 week trip all over Europe,  We had a great dinner and heard all about it.

We went to a play…..”Wicked” that was great.  You get to Leicester Square bright and early (opens at 10 but line ups start by just after 9) where you can buy tickets up to half price off for a number of different plays.

Brenda and I did the hop on/off bus one of the days……that along with a lot of walking in between.  Of course we stopped in a pub for a lunch of fish pie and the gin special of the day.

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Our last day we did a Foodie tour of the east end…..lots of fun starting at Spitafields Market.  Tour guide was a young guy right into the history of that area and food.

Friday we were off to Bologna…….another great place.  Our hotel was right in the centre of the “Centro Storico” so close to everything……restaurants, churches and shops of every kind.  The food was wonderful…..pasta for lunch, pizza for dinner!!  The hotel had a couple of nice terraces with good views….a great place for a couple of glasses of wine and to hear the church bells when they ALL start chiming….

Picked up our rental car early the next morning at the airport.  I drove and had no problem getting out of the rental car parking area and on the autostrada……our first stop about an hour into the drive was at one of the mega autogrills……coffees and snacks to fortify us for the rest of the drive.

The house we’ve rented is huge….we knew it was big but not quite as big as it is.  The rooms are all really big….each bedroom has a sitting room attached and we all have our own bathrooms…..a good thing when there are 3 women.

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We been busy familiarizing ourselves with our little town and the various shops and hours they keep……siesta is stricktly adhered to around here!!

Our internet was not working the first few days……after a few phone calls and texts to the owner it seems to have been sorted out now….at least most of the time, still a little dodgy when there are 3 of us working away.

L.

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