Cycling Parenzana (Italy – Slovenia – Croatia)

Hello again!

Last week we went on a bike tour wich starts in Italy (Trieste) and is lined trough Slovenia and Croatia to the city called “Poreč”. It used to be train road there in the history. You can read more about itΒ HERE. On this official website you can also find maps and plans for the trip (either you want to cycle the path in two, three, four or five days). It is 123 km long with some amazing tunnels, bridges and viaducts.

We started cycling in Italian city called Muggia because there is a lot of traffic in Trieste so we avoided typical Italian drivers. Β πŸ˜›

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First day we drove from Muggia (Italy) to GroΕΎnjan (Croatia) where we slept. It is an amazing, calm, small city wich is known for its artistic residents.

In day two we made it to Poreč (Croatia). Time for a jump in the sea! πŸ™‚ An amazing cycling trip, I recommend it to everyone! 123 kilometers, one flat tire, hundred amazing views, six tired asses, few drops of rain and a ton of laughter! πŸ™‚

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Thank you for reading. πŸ˜‰ It’s a pleasure to share my adventures with you all!

 

 

Verona – Florence – Pisa – Cinque Terre (Italy)

Today we found photos from last year trip to Florence. And off-course, we couldn’t stay in the same place for 5 days if so many beautiful things were out there to see, so close and so amazing. We walked for hours, exploring, searching, having fun. We slept later, when we got home. πŸ˜›

1. First stop: Verona

Amazing city with so much history! Here are some photos of Colosseum Verona, great Roman architecture. I sat there thinking about all the gladiators who died there, all the slaves who were sitting at the back, all the “big fishes” in front …

Colloseum Verona

Juliet’s house

They say, Verona is one of the most romantic cities in Italy, because of Juliet .. And her Romeo. πŸ™‚ A lot of couples locked their lock of love there. πŸ™‚

2. Florence

There were our hotel – usually we go to camps and hostels, but I got this trip as a birthday present – so we were there in a luxury. πŸ™‚

Ponte Vecchio

This is an amazing bridge, with really wonderful jewelry workshops, but it is expensive. And the ice cream? The best on the world! But a piece of advice – don’t buy it ON Ponte Vecchio – it is 8 € one, so we gave 16 € for two ice creams. But it was worth it. πŸ˜‰

Palazzo Vecchio

… with the death mask of Dante Alighieri. πŸ™‚ And everything else of course! We met a lady from Boston and she was really big fan of Dan Brown’s inferno book, so she was in heaven when she saw the mask. I must admit, it was amazing.

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Pisa

Torre di Pisa, leaning tower of Pisa – one of the seven world wonders. πŸ™‚

Cinque terre – best for last

I loved those small cities, i loved the views, the beaches the paths … I want to g back sometime to hike all those paths between – we traveled by train because we didn’t have enough time for hiking.

So nice to look back on those memories. πŸ™‚ I am really greatful to be there, feel a bit of Italian culture and met a great woman from Boston who told us about livin in America. πŸ™‚