Category Archives: Euro 2016

Not a Time to be German

Gaeta is strung out across the isthmus, much of the old town was bombed in the war, but relics of the mediaeval past remain. There are a couple of churches, fortress structures and lots of thick old wall to go … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Football Matches

We slept till nearly five and then hurried to shower as the Italy v France match was due to start at six. Back down the marina past the still closed hostelries we walked. In the awning of the bar where … Continue reading

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Viareggia

Having crossed the Gulf of Genoa we are leaving the Italian Riviera behind and are making seven-league strides down the boot of Italy. With a few decent days forecast we plan to move on each day, starting early. On the … Continue reading

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San Remo

As San Remo is so steep we shouldered our backpacks rather than dragging the trolley and set off to sightsee and food shop. The sightseeing came first with the empty bags. We retraced our steps along the sea front, but … Continue reading

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England 1 Russia 1

Later the same day we set out in search of the Irish pub. The matches here start at nine, so we had already eaten, ham and cheese sandwiches made from two excellent bread rolls, and were looking for a bar. … Continue reading

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