A weekend in Turano Lake

For the last weekend I planned to travel alone with my moto, in Lazio and Abruzzo regions.
This is the path I planned for Saturday:

It is composited by multiple medieval towns, the last town to visit is Posticciola, where I booked a room for the night.

 

This is the return path, I planned to circumnavigate the natural reserve, go back to Turano lake and to visit a beatiful town, Cervara di Roma.
This is the path I planned for Sunday:

 

During the path I faced stunning views like the following:

Arsoli

 

Vallinfreda

 

This is Orvinio where I met a lot of bikers, I took a coffee with them and we spoke about our current trip:

 

This is the Turano lake from the top of a mountain where I was coming from:


 

After some kilometer I saw in front of me Castel di Tora medieval town. I left my moto on a street and I began to walk taking pictures and videos because it was an incredible view


 

After I went to Castel di Tora walking for the medieval streets:






 

The next place I saw was the Turano dam. This is the lake side:

 

This is the mountain side:

 

The small town in the center is Posticciola, where I slept saturday night:

 

This is my moto on top of the dam:

 

I was curious to go ahead for some kilometer and I reached Stipes town. This was the lake view from Stipes:

I was a bit tired, so I went to Posticciola town, I wanted to take a bit of relax. Why Posticciola? Because a friend of mine, Paolo, has a house there and he suggested me to visit that town. I must thank Paolo because it was amazing to visit and to sleep in Posticciola!

Following some picture taken from the town:






 

I also found a dam view:

 

Sunday I was excited about to see the natural reserve and I faced amazing street views:






 

These are pictures taken from Collalto Sabino town


 

In the middle of the day I reached Cervara di Roma, it is the highest town in Lazio region, 1073 meters.
The street views before the town were exciting




 

These are a couple of pictures taken inside the town


This weekend was great for me, I visited so many towns and I enjoyed to go alone!!

New Year’s eve in Rocca Calascio

Have you seen Ladyhawke film?
It was filmed in Rocca Calascio castle, Italy. Here you can find a famous scene where you can see the castle:

Last year, for the New Year’s eve, I planned with Erika to go to Rocca Calascio. We were so curious about the town and the landscapes!
We went a couple of days booking in a B&B, inside the center of the town

Where is Rocca Calascio?

It is in Abruzzo region, this is the car path from Rome

 

This was near our B&B, in the first night


 

The second day we went to the castle, walking.. it was funny and exciting, we were completely surrounded from snow mountains




 

This is the landscape within the castle



 

The last day we planned an excursion with snowshoes, we were cold but the views payed us back





 

What can I say more? It was a great New Year’s eve!

Ski trip in Madonna di Campiglio

One time per year I love to plan a ski trip. I usually go to ski one week in February/March, in Trentino region.
Trentino is an amazing region which several ski cities, you have just to choose where to have fun!

How can I go there?

In this case I suggest to travel to Trento using the train, it’s very comfortable. After the train, you leave the train station and after 5 minutes of walking on the right u will meet a bus station. There you can take a bus and in a couple of hours u will reach Madonna di Campiglio.

Where is Madonna di Campiglio?

It is located in North Italy, Trentino region. This is the car path from Rome

How many ski facilities does have Madonna di Campiglio?
This is the Campiglio map, but you can move to other cities via ski, so I show you a greater map

Trentino has the Dolomiti and you can face stunning views. I love to share some picture taken from my ski trip!!
This was me in the first day, we just arrived there

 

This is Madonna di Campiglio




 

Skiing for the cities u will be surprised by the views, u will feel to touch the sky!




 

Another view is when you cross the cities, u will cross them from the ski paths

 

During the ski week u will eat food in ski shelters, they usually are on top of some ski path


Do you still miss Trentino region! Go there, winter time or summer time.. just go!

Amsterdam in January

Last January me and Erika went to Amsterdam for three days. I already went to Amsterdam ten years ago but for Erika that was the first time.
We saw a beatiful, clean, chaotic city 🙂
I love to see how they respect the environment, in any hour there are plenty of bikes running for the city, from North to Sud!!

We took the train from the airport to Amsterdam center, it was quite easy to deal with. We had the hotel near Dam square, 100 meters away from the center

Things to do

1) Rent a bike and move using the cycle paths
2) Visit Anna Frank’s house
3) Visit museums ( Van Gogh, Picasso, sex, diamonds, Rijksmuseum and more )
4) Visit the red light district
5) Take a taste of tabacco and smoke at one of the shopping tabacco malls
6) Visit the zoo
7) Take a boat tour

We began to travel aroung booking a bike. I was so funny !!

 

You can see some picture I took during our bike tour:




 

We found one rainy day and we were cold but our will to visit was stronger!
The best views are by night.. Amsterdam is stunning



One night we took a boat tour, it was very funny


If you like to smoke ( we don’t like it ) u will find a paradise. You can smoke drugs without worries. Almost each street has a tobacco shopping mall like this

 

Amsterdam is full of museums, you can look for museums about: sex, diamonds, Picasso, Van Gogh, and much more.
This picture is taken from national museum, Rijksmuseum. At the end of the tour we could draw a self portrait!

I suggest you to visit Amsterdam, I think the best period in the year is December, you will have big surprises 😀

Welcome to my Marche

Before I was born my parents bought a house in a small town in Marche region. A long time ago I was with my relatives and I have beatiful memories about that days.
When I have a free weekend I go there to visit the cities and to stay with my relatives

How can I go there?

The best choice is to move freely with a car

What can I visit there?

You have plenty of choices: San Marino, Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, Urbino, Frasassi caves, Borgo Pace natural pools, gola del Furlo, Gradara and his castle ( I mean about the history of Paolo and Francesca from Dante Alighieri’s hell), San Leo, Conero local park ( it has Amazing beaches ) and much more!

What I am talkin about? Let’s begin with the first city, Belforte all’Isauro. This is the car path from Rome:

 

These are a couple of pictures from Belforte all’Isauro



Belforte has a historycal castle, this picture is taken on top of it

 

Do you like to swim in natural pools? Borgo Pace is perfect for you! It has multiple natural pools and the water is fantastic




 

Most of the time you are driving in those places, you’ll deal with amazing views like these


 

You can’t miss Gola del Furlo, it’s beatiful to visit and if you like trekking u’ll fall in love for it. It has several trekking paths




 

Walking for one of those trekking paths u’ll have a stunning view

 

This is a video taken from a friend. I was scary about the height !!

 

Another place you can’t miss is San Marino, I suggest you to park the car and take the cableway





 

Have you ever heard about Frasassi caves? I suggest you to visit them!
Here we were following the guide before to begin the tour

This is some picture taken from the caves



Another place to visit it Gradara town, you must take a look at his famous castle, inside you can look at Paolo and Francesca’s stories





These are a couple of pictures taken from inside the castle


Recently I found another beatiful town, the smallest among the previous ones. His name is San Leo.
Basically is a mix of streets, squares, churches and on top of the town there is a historical castle!
This is the view from the Street ( 1 km away )

 

This is one of the interests point

Another detail: if you look around you, you will see mountains around the town, everywhere!!

There are more and more towns to visit!
And in each month of the year u will deal with food festivals, u will take a taste of local food, I strongly suggest to eat everything 😀

The gorgeous costiera amalfitana

The costiera amalfitana is a place where u will fall in love for.
It’s not easy to describe, u have to live this experience for better understanding!!
The first time me ad Erika went there, we tought about to marry in Ravello 🙂

What is costiera amalfitana?

It’s 50km of road on the sea crossing beatiful cities like Cetara Sul Mare, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, and much, much more. It begins from Positano and it extends up to Vietri Sul Mare city.

Where is it?

It is located in Campania region:

How can I go there?

You can reach the costiera in different ways:

By flight: landing to Naples Capodichino airport, you can go to Sorrento city taking the Curreri bus or taking the Circumvesuviana subway. From Sorrento station you can take SITA autobus, it will cross all the cities beginning from Positano

By train: u must go to Central Naples station, then you can take a train for Salerno. Lastly, from Salerno u can take a ferry boat for Amalfi.

By car: It’s the common way, it is 3-3,5 hours away from Rome

By moto: nice choice!!

Useful tips

From June to August I suggest to rent a scooter for the following reasons:
Traffic agility
City parking ( Positano haves low number of parkings and they are very very expensive – up to 5 euro per hour )
Seaside parking ( some beach parking is hard to deal with a car )

If you can’t rent a scooter or you have kids, don’t worry, you can use the car or you can use the SITA bus.

The story

I went four times in Costiera Amalfitana and each time is like the first time! Here you have plenty of things to do:

1) Visit the cities
2) Go to beatifule beaches ( the best ones are a little bit hidden, you must know them )
3) Take a ferry boat and to visit other isles ( Ischia, Capri )
4) Eat the best food on the world
5) Trekking ( you MUST at least walk some mile on “path of Gods” – “sentiero degli Dei” in italian )
6) Enjoy the people, they are kind with tourists
7) Take a taste of local wine

In four times I saw a lot of things, I’m so happy to share the pictures!!
This is Positano, where u can find beatiful beaches, shopping stores and much much more. You can take “Mulini Square” as interest point.


 

This is the view from the path of Gods


 

This is Cetara sul mare beach. Cetara is a small fishing town


 

This ferry view is near Amalfi

This is a picture of Duomo Square in Amalfi and following the naval port


 

This is Fiordo di Furore – Furore town



 

This is my favourite town, Ravello. I completely falled in love for it.
Ravello is one of the highest town in Costiera Amalfitana. You must absolutely visit: the center, Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. If you like the music, you can’t miss the Ravello Festival.




This is Ravello Festival during a musical event


 

Ravello also has a small beach, is called “Castiglione a Ravello”


This was the view from our hotel in Maiori town:

Let me know if you go in Costiera Amalfitana, I will do my best for help you with your vacation! 😀