Crossing The Passo Di Mendola To Bolzano Then Into Austria!

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!

Two Very Different Long Weekends For The Three Members Of Team Sebo!

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!

Hitting Florence In A Heatwave Was Not One Of Our Better Ideas!

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!

Vršič Pass – An Awesome Drive For Team Sebo!

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!

Two Very Different Weeks for Team Sebo

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

A Week Of Ups And Downs In Northern Italy

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

Italy – Both Stunningly Beautiful AND Petrifying, All At The Same Time!

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!