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2 days in venice

What You Need to Know for the Best 2 Days in Venice

2 days in Venice is just the right amount of time to soak up the atmosphere of the city, see the major sights, and escape before Venice overwhelm sets in. With more than 20 million visitors per year, Venice is crowded with day-trippers and tourist traps. Our survival tips will help you avoid the crowds […]

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bike touring italy

Bike Touring Italy: Everything You Need to Know for an Amazing Adventure

If you’re thinking of bike touring Italy, we say an emphatic GO FOR IT! Italy offers twisting roads through peaceful countryside, marvellous frozen-in-time villages, and the world’s most perfect cycle touring food! Read on to find out if cycle touring Italy is right for you. Also don’t miss these posts: Check your gear with our […]

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Travel to Turin, Italy

Things to do in Turin Italy in One Day: Pizza, Gelato & Must-See Sights

Here’s your guide to things to do in Turin Italy in one day, including the best pizza and gelato as recommended by our local friends! It includes a self-guided walking tour map, too. Face it, you don’t want to miss: Our picks of the most romantic cities in Europe → Find out everything you need […]

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cycling europe

Unforgettable Days Cycling Europe, Part 1

Before we get started… Happy Birthday biggest big brother! We’re thinking about you today. Here’s wishing you all the best for the year to come. Today was a pretty insignificant day. We boxed some stuff for mailing, shopped for a few packing supplies, and walked around the neighbourhood. It got me to thinking how the […]

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Our Favourite Places: Italy

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Jane’s latest Huffington Post blog post is the first in a series about the best places we visited, all the way from Rome to Russia. First stop, Italy, land of romance, wine, and tasty tasty pasta.

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Boats on Lago Trasimeno

Croatia or Italy? A Traveller’s Guide to Choosing the Best Destination

Are you wondering whether to visit Croatia or Italy? We’ve spent plenty of time in both… read on as we help you make your decision between Italy or Croatia! It’s probably a terrible idea to compare countries. Our Italian friends will protest, our Croatian friends will groan. Even so, we decided it would be fun […]

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Fall Down, Get Up, Keep Going

Today started with a slightly monotonous ride along a very straight, very flat, seaside road. We passed hotel after hotel, cabana after cabana, and beachside cafe after beachside cafe, all being painted, renovated, and generally cleaned up by their various owners in anticipation of “the season”. It felt very seasonal out, with the thermometer reaching […]

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A Whole Country Crossed

We left our hilltop retreat this morning and headed down. And down. It was some of the easiest and most pleasant riding we have done thus far. We’ve found that where there is a modern highway there is often the old, smaller, and much less-used road running alongside it. In Italy, some of them are […]

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Rest Day in Urbinzoo

Today I got to have two naps! Two! And I did yoga for about 15 minutes. Such luxury. We love our little room (complete with an entire kitchen inside a cupboard!) at the B&B Albornoz so much that we decided to stay a second night. Another huge expense, but much needed, since our bodies and […]

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Stephen on a ledge

Still Finding Our Rhythm

We were up early(ish) today and, thanks to a bit of extra organization last night, managed to leave our little farmhouse around 9:30. We decided to head back into Gubbio to see the town properly before moving along. We rode through the streets of town until we found a cute cafe with WiFi. Stephen ordered […]

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