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Apr 4, 2007 - The Final Leg of the Coast and Inland to Tuscany

Sorry about thte delay in updates but we have had technical problems that started with a flat battery! From Grosseto we drove to the coast to visit a national park - Parco Regionale della Maremma. This was a long stretch of coast with surf (the first we had seen), grey sand and old watch towers. They are conducting major regeneration (placing dead trees in the sand) as they have lost significant amounts of costal sand dunes over the past 50 years. From here we headed down the coast to Porto Santo Stefano - supposedly the home of expensive...

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Jun 20, 2005 - Camping in Grosetto, Italy

Our trip from Florence to Grosetto was pretty bad, actually the worst train ride of my trip. It was really hot, and the train that we were on did not have air conditioning, and the brakes were letting off suffocating fumes that made me want to gag. Two, long hot sweaty trains and a 30 minute bus ride to the campsite. Of course, we didn't have a reservation, and it took a while to get situated with a tent, but in the end it all worked out. The little resort area of Grosetto . . . We "camped" in these really fancy big blue semi-permanent...

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Mar 10, 2005 - Cycling Tuscany Day 4

We awoke today to see that the rain clouds had given way to sun and blue skies. We left Siena, and once we got a few km. outside of the city away from the traffic, we found ourselves amidst breathtaking landscape. As we rode through Le Crete, we saw large, rolling hills surrounded by fertile wheat fields and olive groves. The fields were dotted with cypress-lined roads that lead to enormous villas. We followed one of the cypress-lined roads to the Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Built in the 14th-Century, the Beneditine monastery holds...

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Italy, Spring 2005



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