We had decided that the best way to ‘do’ a city with Nerys, was to find a town near by with a train station, park up and catch the train in.
We had a few more days until we were due at our first volunteering, just South of Sienna, and so took our time driving down, staying at some farms and vineyards
and visiting Bologne and Florence (Firenze), on the way.
We prefer to avoid the motorways. You see more and don’t have to pay the tolls. The journey from Lake Garda to Sienna, avoiding motorways, although provided spectacular views, was seriously hard work and we had our first wrong turn and surprised an elderly couple when we turned up at their farm at the end of a track.
The journey from Bologne to Florence was through the Appennino mountain range. This was our introduction to the many hair pin bends if Italy. Quite some views though. All of which impossible to capture, due to the hair pin bends and no where to stop!
We stayed at some lovely vineyards and small holdings and then took the train into the cities.