Italy Unpacked BBC 2

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Tonight, Fri 13 Feb, 21:00 a new series on Italy. No idea if any good but it will show pictures of Italy so got to be worth a look. Much of the joy of Italy is what you see on your travels.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I also try and inspire bikers, I've just been telling them about Riccioni on the east coast. It's the sun+sand destination for the Bologna people, right at the end of the motorway. First went in 04 and then 12, it's a lovely place if you want sun, sand, cafes, style. Plenty of campsites and good for push bikes.

    The Misano race track is also within pushbike distance for those who like those places.
     
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    review looks OK :)

    my daughter skiing in Dolomites today and son going over in a few weeks with a gang of mates on a b day bash, both staying with friends in Salo.....we all lurve Italy :)
     
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    Looking forward to watching this have been to italy twice and would like to go again .
     
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  5. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Well that was good enough for me. Bit of UK style, a UK reg Maserati.

    We've never been that far south so all new to me. Much less colour on the buildings that northern Italy, that will come later.

    Passion for life is what comes out of that program.
     
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    Oops missed it, was out and forgot to record, will catch it on i player:)
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You must have watched Two Fat Italians, well this is the thin version. Except only one is a chef and the other an arty type.

    The poverty of the 1930s was a bit of an eye opener.
     
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    We also love Riccione, six visits to the Hotel Dory in the last fifteen years http://www.hoteldory.it/en/riccione-bike-hotel.htm including my 50th. A great place to visit.
     
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    Nice position, right where the action is, lovely town centre. What a contrast to Benidorm, Beni, rough and ready, Riccioni all class and style. Love them both. I don't mind a bit of rough.

    A Chinese restaurant to die for just across the railway, you must have found that.

    Perfect for push bikes Catholica/Misano one way, Rimini the other way.

    I rode up to the racetrack one Sunday, it was a bike track day, you should have seen the bikes these Italians amateurs were having fun on. Serious tackle.

    I'm badly in need of an Italian fix. Not long now.
     
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    I would have thought as a Hilldweller you would have been more interested in the rides up to San Marino and Urbino!
     
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    Just remember that while we treat a red traffic light as mandatory the Italians treat it as advisory So beware
     
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    We did San Marino on the motorbike years ago, what a treat that was. 11 years ago in fact.

    Urbino, elected not to go last time when the FUNsters we were with went, it sounded a bit to arty, but when they returned it looks like we missed a good trip. Could have looked up Rossi too.
     
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    There is great cafe / bar in Tavullia, where they can talk forever on Rossi, my Italian is limited but we talked in the universal language of beer and motorbikes.
     
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    Another vote for Riccione, we have stayed there a number of times, including the Hotel Dory,and cycled the area intensively.

    Cycled quite a bit of Italy and we love the people, food and countryside.

    We have never found a place that we did not enjoy.

    Of to visit Venice via Austria spring 2016,!
     
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    Went there in 1960,,, Bet its changed a little...BUSBY.
     
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    This series just gets better.

    We now regret not visiting Urbino. That cave is a Must See.

    Who could not fall in love with Italy viewing this episode.
     
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    not watched it yet but :love:Umbria!:love:

    enjoyed the first one, the chef Giorgio is lovely, so enthusiastic..trouble is, it a make as me the hungry!:giggle:
     
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    The town of Umbria is a fantastic place, the Princes Palace is huge and dominates the town.

    It's a University town and the piazia's are great at lunchtimes.

    It's on the top of a huge hill, Yvonne and I up cycled from Riccione and back in a day, took about 2 hours of climbing up from the plain but just 30mins to get down!

    Strongly recommend that you visit!
     
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    The town last night was Urbino. Umbria is a region.

    Oh yes, logged for a visit.
     
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