Italy I

Prima fermata: Valle d’Aosta

O sole mio. Qui c’è un campeggio, un fiume, montagne, foresta, marmotte, formaggio, polenta, prosciutto, quattro stagioni… Tutto molto bene, ci piace!

 

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Italy II

O monstro do vale e as cinco terras

During a hike in the forests of the Val di Rhêmes, hidden behind a tree stump, I found what locals call the monster of the valley. It seemed as if he had already been staying in the forest for a long time. He was smelly and had terrible matted hair. So I took him down to the campside, put him under the shower and gave him a haircut. 🙂

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After some calm days in the valley, we headed down to the stunningly beautiful Ligurian Coast. We stayed in Deiva Marina, a small village at the beach, which is located close to the famous Cinque Terre Region. A short train ride took us to Manarola from where we hiked all the way up to Valostra and down to Corniglia.

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The villages of Cinque Terre are enchanting but way too touristy during this season. Hence, we packed our bags and headed further west, where we passed Parma, Módena, Bologna, Padova, Venezia and Udine, before we entered into Slovenia.

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Dear Italy, you’re beautiful, your food is delicious, your people are charming and your landscapes are breathtaking. The only thing we didn’t like about you were your drivers overtaking habits, grrr!!

Arrivederci! <3