New Year’s Eve in a mountain cabin!

This New Year’s Eve me and Erika went with some friends to Campo Felice, a ski facility. We began to have a dinner in a beatiful and small mountain cabin:


The plan was:

– meet with the other friends at the parking
– wear the skis
– take the chair lift and reach the cabin
– wear the shoes and enjoy the dinner
– after the dinner and the party wear the skis and to ski for a torclight procession!

The cabin had a great food and we had a lot of fun with the music!

( sorry for the video format but I was a bit drunk 😀 )

Each time we went out we were cold, outside the cabin it was -6 °C

The day after we visited small villages, fallin in love for the landscapes!





This was the first time for me in a cabin mountain and to ski for a torclight procession, it was very fun!! I hope to repeat the experience!! 🙂
Thank you Fabrizio for your invitation! 😀

First time in Germany, Stuttgart in December !!

Two weeks ago I went to Stoccarda for a 3 day training job.
I was so excited, this was the first time I had to go abroad for my job! This also was my first time in Germany, I was so curious about the local people.

I found a beatiful small city, full of happiness about the Christmas, and full of kind local people with tourists 🙂

I had short free time, but enough to walk for the center, having fun for christmas shops!
I took some picture from the christmas shops:






I took the hotel 10km away from the center, I liked the idea to stay a bit away from the chaos and unlike the center there was the snow 😀
This was the view of the station where I left the train going to the job:

The last evening I had a bit of free time, I walked around my hotel, I founded a small center!


I wanted to stay at least one more day but I could not 😦

This was a good experience, job side and travel side. I’m very satisfied!! I will come back to the Germany 😀
See you soon Stuttgart!!

Lisbona in November

In November 2011 me and Marco planned a 3 days trip to Lisbona. I remember we bought the tickets few days before the flight.. fantastic!
I don’t exactly remember the tour we tought about, but I remember I was impressed by the colors of Lisbona and from the local people, very kind with tourists
I’m afraid of losing the pictures, I just found few of them 😦

The first day we began to visit the center up to S. Jorge Castle:





 

Facing the first sunset was very cool!

 

Walking for the city we’ve found christmas shops, I bought a lot of presents for my friends and family 😀

 

The day after we walked until the evening but we were unlucky because it was rainy.
Just from late afternoon the weather was getting better and I took cool pictures!

These are typical views from Lisbona:



 

Finally, the second sunset 🙂

 

The last day we went to Park “Do Tejo” and to the acquarium. We also used the subway




 

From the acquarium I took a video about a fish I never saw before. The quality is not that good because I used an old camera, but it shows how big that fish is 🙂

The next travel in Portugal I’d like to rent a car and to visit Porto because I heard it’s very beatiful!

 

Lazio Abruzzo and Molise in 2 days – Part two

We woke up in early morning and we drove to Opi medieval town. It’s one of the smallest town we visited during our trip:



 

One funny thing, we saw in the medieval center the information about old marriages.. the year was 1891!

 

The next town was Villetta Barrea, it is on top of the Barrea lake. Riding up before reach the town was very amazing because we saw a gorgeous landscape:

 

We walked inside Villetta Barrea and we enjoyed the medieval environment


 

After the lunch we drove crossing for a few kilometers Molise region and we came back to Abruzzo and Lazio 🙂
Next stop was about Montecassino Abbacy:




 

I took a couple of pictures during the descent from the abbacy:


After driving for many kilometers we reached Gaeta city.. we were tired and we walked taking an ice cream. I took the last pictures of this trip:


Traveling for just two days gave me a lot of emotions, driving with a moto is another thing, it let you feels more free!!

Lazio Abruzzo and Molise in 2 days – Part one

Two years ago me and a friend of mine, Rocco, planned a 2 days trip with our moto. We tought about many paths, but lastly we chose to drive crossing Lazio Abruzzo and Molise italian regions. Wow!

This is the path we traveled:

 

We tought about to close the first day and to sleep in Avezzano city.
During our trip we unexpectedly saw a lot of medieval towns, they were amazing. I’m speaking about Opi, Barrea, Vallepietra and much more!

 

Our first stop was in Subiaco

 

These are a couple of pictures taken inside the town


 

Walking up to the highest point in Subiaco we faced beatiful views:


 

This is me!

 

After Subiaco we chose Jenne as our next stop. Before to reach Jenne we took a break because we could not to resist about taking pictures to the landscape around us:

 

This is me again, more excited than before!! 🙂

We reached Jenne and one time again we said “wow!”. This was in front of us



Have you ever eaten near a small river? This was my first time. For launch Rocco suggested to eat in a typical place called “Trattoria La Noce”

This was our table 🙂

After the launch we reached the highest point of Vallepietra. Vallepietra it’s famous for his sanctuary inside the mountain

Look the landscape:



 

Next we saw Trevi nel Lazio Fall, in italian ‘cascate di Trevi nel Lazio’
It is a small fall reachable in a parkland area, after 10 minutes of walking.
This was the first view

This was a short video I took

 

We were reaching Avezzano when we saw it bottom:

The street during the last kilometers was amazing, we were completely surrounded by the mountains:

The firt part ends here! The second part will begin from Avezzano

The second time in USA – Part two

We drove to Daytona International Speedway! I’m sure u saw it from multiple movies, for example:

 

Hello Daytona!




 

We could not see any race, in that day there was a cars open market! I saw a lot of strange cars 🙂








 

We also went to the Daytona beach and leaving the city, we enjoyed the sunset 🙂


Crossing Orlando we took a break walking for Magic Kingdom!! Once again, I felt myself as a child ^^







Marco spoke me about Sarasota but I never imagined to see a white beach like this in Florida. I found that Sarasota has the whitest beaches in the USA




We found this.. hey man I hope she said YES!! 😀

 

This is the sand from Sarasota.. I saved it in a glass and took back in my home, in Rome 🙂

 

After Sarasota we drove to the South, beginning to cross the Isle keys! Think about to drive in a street in the middle of the ocean.. it’s unreal!!

I enjoyed Key West, the last isle and its southest point in USA. In one of the last days we took a breakfast with some guest.. I never saw them in front of me before!!

 

These picures are taken from Key West



 

We went back to Miami for our flight to Rome.. once again I felt sad leaving the USA and coming back to home.
Goodbye Florida, me and Marco are still asking about Kokomo Beach, where is it!?

The second time in USA – Part one

In 2009, one year after California and Nevada tour, me and Marco planned a new american trip, this time we tought about 16 days in Florida and Keys isles!
Speaking about 9 years ago, I don’t remember all the details, but I can’t forget that vacation. Even this time It was no easy to deal with more than 500 pictures, so I took a selection about them.

Following ( more or less ) the path we traveled:

 

We began to travel from Miami, renting a car. Some of the places we visited was:

– Nasa complex visitor
– Everglades Nation park
– Orlando
– Sarasota ( the best white beach in the USA )
– Daytona
– Keys Isles ( drive in a single street in the middle of the ocean is amazing )
– Key West ( as the southest point in the USA )

 

Also this time I was funny because I often needed to change my clothes, one day I was cold, another one I wore a t-shirt because it was hot. Driving from South Florida to North Florida and coming back to South again changes everything!

After landing in Miami, from Rome, we rent a car and we went to our hotel. This was the view from our hotel

 

This is Marco near our car!

 

The first place we visited was the famous South Beach. It has beatiful beaches, shopping malls, restaurants, but the real Miami is in the night 🙂







I was curious to see the a couple of places:

– Where Gianni Versace was killed

 

– Where Tony Montana fought during a drug/money exchange. The scene is from Scarface movie

 

This is the place today

 

After two days we left Miami, this was the last view of Miami:

 

We went to Everglades National Park. It’s huge park where u meet more crocodiles than people!
We took an airboat tour, it was very funny!! I never tought about myself in Florida on top of an airboat 😀






( I forgot to say.. in the middle of the places we saw, we usually took a break buying clothes or suovenir. After a few days our car was full as in the picture! )

I could not wait about to see Nasa complex visitor.. it was like a dream!! Here we gooo!!!



I did not expect this much from that complex, because it was full of models, musemus, and historical rooms. Walking for the rooms u are surrounded by models and informations about each mission, WOW! U also see how astronauts eat in the space, how they go to restroom ( everything without gravity ) and how they train before go to the space.






The firt part ends here! The second part will begin from Daytona 😀