After 2 months of French winter we decided it was time to go to a warmer climate, Sicily was a good choice but you have to get there…The plan was 3-4 hours driving the camping car and a trip on the motorbike to relax a bit. First stop was in Tuscany the home of the white marble.
When you see this sign you know you are in Italy
Before going on to the motorbike trip to Calonna a quick visit to Lucca. This is where my friend Puccini is from…
Lucca streets so close to each other you can go from one bedroom to the other…
Very interesting bull fight arena in Lucas transformed in a square
the wall of the arena has been built in, interesting..
From Lucca on to Carrara and Colonnata capital of the white marble
Went to a bike ride up the mountain 18 degrees in Florence and snow on the side of the road in the mountain,Pretty deserted around here I would hate to break down
Never been so close to white marble
Around Lucca in white marble country
They even use marble as a retaining wall
Colonnata, even the square is in marble, notice how I put a piece of timber under the side stand of my bike to protect this marvel of a square
After a good ride nothing like a plate of pasta to regain energy …
Quick stop in Pisa to see if the tower is still there, it look pretty small to me…
I nearly forgot I had to go to Florence too…. We met a long time friend from Australia married to an Italian from Florence. We didn’t have to take the tourist bus Wendy was happy to show us around. Wendy is a fantastic cook, it was good to have an Australian touch in Florence….Here are the girls in from of you know who !!!!They look pretty satisfied…
Typical beautiful church in Florence used for concerts or Opera
View of Florence from a church San Miniato al Monte
Franco, Wendy husband with is pride and joy
I wish I had bring my piano accordeon….
Local Fiesta in a little village close by. Frittelle-di-Riso- for the masses!!!
That’s ice cream !!!
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