Italy-Trip to Colonnata Capital of white marble

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

When you see this sign you know you are in Italy

 

 

 

 

This is where my friend Puccini is from

Before going on to the motorbike trip to Calonna a quick visit to Lucca.  This is where my friend Puccini is from…

 

 

 

Lucas streets so close to each other you can go from one bedroom to the other...

Lucca streets so close to each other you can go from one bedroom to the other…

Very interesting arena in Lucas transformed in a square

Very interesting bull fight arena in Lucas transformed in a square

the wall of the arena has been built in, interesting..

the wall of the arena has been built in, interesting..

From Lucca on to Carrara and Colonnata capital of the white marble

From Lucca on to Carrara and Colonnata capital of the white marble

 

Went to a bike ride up the mountain18 degrees in Florence and snow on the side of the road in the moutain,Pretty deserted around here I would hate to break down

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

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Never been so close to white marble

Never been so close to white marble

Around Lucas in white marble country

Around Lucca in white marble country

They even use marble as a retaining wall

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 site stand of my bike to protect this marvel of a square

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 ...

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...

Quick stop in Pisa to see if the tower is still there, it look pretty small to me…

 

The girls in front of you know who

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…

 

Another beautiful church in Florence to be use for concerts or Opera

Typical beautiful church in Florence used for concerts or Opera

View of Florence from

View of Florence from a church San Miniato al Monte

Franco, Wendy husband wit is pride and joy

Franco, Wendy husband with is pride and joy

I wish I had bring my piano accordeon....

I wish I had bring my piano accordeon….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frittelle-di-Riso- for the masses!!!

Local Fiesta in a little village close by.  Frittelle-di-Riso- for the masses!!!

That's ice cream !!!

That’s ice cream !!!

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2 Responses to Italy-Trip to Colonnata Capital of white marble

  1. Peter Bottger says:

    Fantastic pictures as usual & yummy gelati. Love that road – what a ride. Would love to be coming up there in a manual italian sports car.

  2. Toujours de très belles photos

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