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Meta   Not quite Naples, not quite Sorento, but in between.  How amazing that we could stay on both the coasts of Italy and experience such a difference in coastlines. We drove from Matera, what a drive.  OMG.  I tell you, driving in a different country has given me perspective on just trying to stay in …

Polignano A Mare…

Polignano A Mare.. a walk thru town Walking through town, I took a picture with a nice Nonno (grandpa).  He looks confused, well, because he probably was.  I sort of ran up to him and asked to take a picture with him.  What could he say?  I was fast and thankful.  I was trying to …

The adorable common of Poppi

Poppi.  Who knew?  We were going to be driving for a while on day three from Pisa to San Marino, FYI that is a small country in Italy.  We wanted to avoid the expensive toll roads as much as possible and a couple hours drive was not too bad, right?  Ugg, it was a long …

Square of Miracles – Cathedral and Baptistery

The Cathedral The end of our long day came to an end at the Cathedral and the Baptistery.  The Square of Miracles is beautiful.  However, I can only imagine during “tourist” season how incredibly full of people it becomes.  It was crowded when we were there and I don’t believe that was “tourist season”. In …

Square of Miracles – Camposanto

The Square of Miracles Back to “square” one!  No pun intended.  We started out day here at the Leaning Tower and took off on an unplanned awesome adventure.  After lunch, we weaved our way back to the Square of Miracles.  Next up, Camposanto.  Here is the website for the Square of Miracles.  https://www.opapisa.it/en/  It is also …

Exploring Pisa

Off the Beaten Path After leaving the Medieval Wall behind us, we had seen a chruch that looked interesting.  Chiesa di Santa Caterina d’Alessandria.  We hesitated for a moment, not sure if we could enter and how awesome that we could and we did!  http://www.turismo.pisa.it/it/cultura/dettaglio/Chiesa-di-Santa-Caterina-00002/ There were just a few people inside, more than likely worshippers …

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle was incredible.  I have to say, incredible!  Read a little on the history.  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/2018/03/17/origins-of-dunnottar-castle/  I drove there from Ryton, near Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was a long drive, but it was nice.  I was able to hone my skills on the “stick shift” car on the left side of the road with a …