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Monday, 5 September 2016

Italy - second week

On the plane to Milano I was seated next to a young girl who advised us to visit Portofino Liguria. As it appeared to be close enough for a day trip we decided to go for the drive.  Unfortunately we ended up not seeing Portofino at all after a 2 hour drive and $30 in toll charges! We had stopped at Santa Margherita Ligure first, walked around, had lunch and found a cache, after which we drove on to Portofino.  Just 10 minutes away we were stopped by police who informed us that there was absolutely no parking and we'd better return. And this after we'd ended up in a considerable traffic jam in Rapallo, on the way to Santa Margherita first. It was a long day!

Later in the week we needed to find a mobile phone shop for Dianne, for which we went to Moncalieri.  Since we were on the road we looked for some caches too.  :-)

Santa Margherita Ligure

 






















more than 200m of steps - never ending!







and.... at the top of the stairs....

Crocicchio (cache)

 


 

Moncalieri

 

Moncalieri - Piazza Maggiore (cache) 

 



Chieri

 


 

M75] Il Parco Giochi di Matteo (cache)

 


La Rocchetta - Porta Gialdo (cache)



San Bernardino (cache)




Next update we're going to Venezia (Venice)


Italy - settling in

As I don't want to write too much I just limit my story by telling you that during the first week we happily settled in by exploring the neigbourhood and later some of the neighbouring villages, followed by Torino the following Monday.   The language didn't hamper us as much as expected, so we got around easily and managed to do all sorts of things, including our groceries shopping. On our ventures we also looked for geocaches, of course.

Trofarello

 

Torre Civica di Trofarello (cache)

 



Moriondo, frazione di Moncalieri (cache)



Chieri

 


 
Chiesa di S. Giorgi



Archway leading to inner courtyard



 

Pecetto Torinese

 

Chiesa Madonna della Neve

Villa Sacro Cuore


views from around the church


 

Parco della Rimembranza (north of Trofarello)

 

Il Faro dell Vittoria


view over Torino

 

Parco della Rimembranza (cache)

 



Torino

 

Statue advertising the Egyptian Museum
 
Corso Vinzaglio

Looking towards Via Sebastiano Beato Valfrè

Carabinieri Comando Provinciale Torino

Fernando di Savoia







Piazza San Carlo

Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo




Emanuele Filiberto


Lunch at Makito

Rampant Bull - step on its testicles for good luc
 
La Dora and Marion

Il Po and Marion





Arco di Trionfo


 
Ponte Umberto I




The Po River
 



Statue on the Corso Vittorio Emanuelle II
 


 Il Po e La Dora (cache)

 



Piazza Valdo Fusi (cache)



Parco del Valentino (cache)