Our drive down to Bolzano on Sunday took us over The Passo di Mendola aka Mendelpass - a series of fourteen hairpin bends (with a width restriction of 2.30m, through which we only just managed to squeeze!) down into Sud Tirol which is, we later discovered, where the native language suddenly switches from Italian to … Continue reading Crossing The Passo Di Mendola To Bolzano Then Into Austria!
The drive up to The Dolomites took us past Riva Del Garda and Verona and, whilst we really enjoyed the our time at Lake Garda in April and have yet to venture to Verona, we passed both by on this occasion since it was still way too hot to contemplate mooching around a city - … Continue reading The Dizzying Heights Of The Dolomites!
On our second day in the mountains, we attempted to walk the hills around our sleepy spot at Campigna in ridiculously hot weather - we didn't venture too far, to be honest, and tried to keep in the shade of the forest as much as we could because, considering we were at 1400m above sea … Continue reading Two Very Different Long Weekends For The Three Members Of Team Sebo!
Our drive from Ravenna to Florence on Thursday, unlike the previous day's pretty boring schlepp down the totally flat and straight E55, Strada Romanae (Roman Road- and it was, in all senses!) was an awesome one - around a seemingly endless series of S-bends, on recently resurfaced road (turns out this is one of the … Continue reading Hitting Florence In A Heatwave Was Not One Of Our Better Ideas!
Yes, folks, Team Sebo successfully negotiated The Vršič Pass, also known as the Ruska Cesta (Russian Road) on Sunday afternoon after decamping from our pitch at Camping Bled. This time, we avoided all motorways and drove through THE most awesome mountain scenery until we reached the beginning of The Pass - a 14% gradient was a … Continue reading Vršič Pass – An Awesome Drive For Team Sebo!
The thunderstorm and rain, which we've been expecting for the last couple of days, finally arrived today so our planned walk along the coast to Plat has had to be postponed for a few hours. Team Sebo busied themselves with domestic chores and a long overdue updating of our trusty old map. When I say … Continue reading Our Journey So Far…..
Our Trieste sleepy spot was, thankfully, somewhat more peaceful than we expected, considering it's proximity to the city centre AND the busy port. We'd stuck €1.20 into the meter before going to bed which gave us until 9.30am to either ship out or feed the meter again. We opted to ship out as soon as … Continue reading Three Countries In One Day
As myself and Harley bid a sad "Arriverderci" to Roy on Saturday morning, thoughts turned to how we would occupy ourselves for the duration. The campsite was fairly quiet, with lots of free pitches when we arrived - my, how they quickly filled-up over the weekend! Of course, Easter was approaching and, as far as … Continue reading Two Very Different Weeks for Team Sebo
As we left dreary Ovada on Sunday morning, the skies began to clear and we travelled north, into the foothills of the Italian/Swiss Alps. Semi-decent road surfaces and a distinct lack of traffic gave us a trouble free trek to Mongrando in Biella Province. A cute wee town with a forward-thinking Commune who have seen fit … Continue reading A Week Of Ups And Downs In Northern Italy
On leaving our freebie parking spot in Ventimiglia, last week, we were thrown straight back into the madness that is Italian traffic! I say, once again, they are completely mad! We pootled along the coast, desperately trying to avoid the suicide jockeys, both on two wheels and four, as far as Imperia, before we managed … Continue reading Italy – Both Stunningly Beautiful AND Petrifying, All At The Same Time!