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The road to Pompeii

By | 27th March, 2014|Categories: Cycling, History, Italy, Nature, People, Photography, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Happy to leave Rome we left it via the Via Appia, the road that the Romans took when they crossed the country over to Brindisi on the east coast. The Via Appia in our eyes is one of the secret gems of Rome. Most touristic attractions are completely overrun with people and here there are not too [...]

Days spent in Rome

By | 27th March, 2014|Categories: History, Italy, Other travellers, People, Travel tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rome was our first big milestone and it was a cultural highlight that we were looking forward to. Susanne had already been there for one week with school when she was 15 and was curious if she would remember the sights and the stories. Martin wanted to wander in this city with great history, learn a lot [...]

Under the Tuscan sun

By | 16th March, 2014|Categories: Italy, Nature, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We left Bologna after having a great evening with Marco and Margherita, our Warmshowers hosts. Wine had been flowing and we new we were heading for an ascent, but we weren’t fully prepared for the day that was waiting for us. Slowly we headed up the hills and down the hills to reach the top of Passo [...]