Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
San Marino

San Marino

Open the photo gallery >> On this day we planned to spend the morning exploring [[San Marino]] before heading off down for our next night in [[Bologna]]. The breakfast in the hotel was nice, if limited in choice. There was a decent selection of fruits, cereals,...

Urbino

Urbino

Open the photo gallery >> Time to move on again after three nights in [[Florence]]. Our willingness to leave was enhanced by another distinctly average breakfast at the hotel, and we were fairly happy to get out of the place at mid-morning. I guess there wasn't...

Florence Again

Florence Again

Open the photo gallery >> You will have to forgive a certain lack of enthusiasm that may be apparent in my tone whilst typing this post. Everywhere else we stayed on the trip we'd assumed that one full day in a city would be enough for us to "do" the important...

Florence

Florence

Open the photo gallery >> Saturday. The mid-point of the trip, being the eighth of 16 days, and after a cunning bit of planning on our part, we found ourselves in one of a handful of locations in Italy that has a parkrun. The parkrun course was a mere kilometre...

Pisa

Pisa

Open the photo gallery >> Kas got up customarily early and went for a plod round the town. like she does. She got back in time for us to have a leisurely breakfast before setting off again. The breakfast here was the first of the trip that I'd describe as...

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Open the photo gallery >> Time to change locations again. The day started with Kas going for another run on the roof of the NH Lingotto. When she came back in we all got dressed and went for breakfast. The breakfast here was pretty good. We left the hotel...

Turin

Turin

Open the photo gallery >> Day 5 saw us needing to get in the car and head off somewhere different. We had our normal substantial breakfast at the hotel and said goodbye for the final time at about 9am before heading out to the motorways. Our target for the day...

Lake Como

Lake Como

Open the photo gallery >> Day 4 of the holiday (if you count the day we arrived, which I do). This was going to be one of the "big ticket" days where we actually had a plan, and a specific target of where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. The plan was to...