Making the most of the last days of summer exploring Tuscany on a road trip.
A 3 hour drive down from Emilia-Romagna to Umbria through the mountains, the roads illuminated by the near full moon. Parked up for the night in what turned out to be a great spot, we awoke to the sunrise in misty pastel shades across the tranquil waters of Lake Trasimeno. After a peaceful lakeside morning it was time to hit the road and explore the area. Open air showers and during off in the sun. We then spent the afternoon in Assisi wandering down shady, cobbled streets and following our noses which eventually led us to a pizzeria.
Fiery skies accompanied us out of Assisi and down the hill… dark, thunderous clouds to our left and a burning sunset to our right. Wind whipped through the cab, time to stop for a quick picture.
Winding Tuscan country road took us back to the lake where we set up camp for the night, prepared a waterside dinner and savoured the tranquility of the place and the evening.
Adventurous smiles across our faces as we hit the road, ready to continue exploring. Quick stops in the medieval wonder of Montepulciano before carrying on through the Val d’Orcia. Just off the main road a shady clearing between vineyards made a lovely spot for lunch and a lazy afternoon rest in the hammock. Occasionally, a tractor would pass by otherwise we just relished the stillness of a balmy, September afternoon between the vines,
We reached Florence by nightfall, stopping briefly for a coffee and to see the sunset on the outskirts of Siena. The moon was full, Piazzale Michelangelo was nearly empty and the glittering city lights mirrored the starry sky above us. What a welcome. Mushroom risotto prepared for dinner on the banks of the Arno, which also turned out to be a stunning breakfast spot at dawn the next morning. 7am church bells proudly chimed as the sun climbed out from behind buildings and took her place in the sky.
Lovers recording memories and leaving their mark on Ponte Vecchio. The bustle of locals and tourists in the centre of Florence on a Sunday morning, surprises around every corner.
PHOTO: DIOGO BAPTISTA
Bogliaco, Lago Di Garda
Things that we can by talking to other people....
During my stay in Lake Di Garda I ask to a friendly guy if was possible to get a ride on the boat in exchange of some pictures! This place is beautiful and didn't want to lose this opportunity! The people are very friendly! I’m loving Italy 🇮🇹 and I just arrive ❤️💚💥🚐📸🎥🚤
Thank you for the ride 🚤 ❤️📸
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Until now the longest road trip I'm making!
Van bought in 2016 (simple comercial Kangoo), made some modifications and the first journey was trought the coast line of portugal just to see if it works. All good! Some small trips (Winter Big Waves of Nazaré and Geres Natural Park) and in the summer of 2017 the spanish road trip. No problem at all. Went to all the places I plan and some more! Perfect!
Summer of 2018 has been extremelly good! Going trought Music Festival in Portugal, Boom Festival, Meo Sudoeste, Vodafone Paredes de Coura and of course down again along the perfect Vicentine Coast.
I'm going to Poland 🇵🇱 for a few months. The idea is to travel across Europe. First to Italy 🇮🇹 and then to Katowice, Poland. It will be a crazy ride and also will do a small italian road trip around Tuscany and Florence, that will be very special.
Will spend 14 day on the road it looks long enought but actually I would like to have more time. Maybe on the way back...
Afterall I need to get back home after this! 😀🚐📷🎥
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