After a fantastic trip to Italy in September, I'm getting back into the swing of reality. But before I start writing about my work again, I wanted to share a little photo blog of the trip!
One of the first things we did when we arrived was book a tandem skydive in Fano, and without a doubt it was my favourite part of the trip. I'd recommend anyone who has ever thought about it to go for it! It's a lot more gentle than I expected it to be, the views are spectacular, and the feeling of gently floating back to the ground is pretty incredible. :)
While we were there, we rented a house near Saltara, but Fano was our local town. There were churches everywhere, sculptures and statures galore, wonderful pizza to try out, and incredible gelato! If you get the chance, try the cherry! The peach was also a big hit!
San Marino was another highlight! An independent principality in the mountains, every street offers an amazing view. Most of the souvenirs we took home were from the shops lining the streets here, and the food was excellent too. The walk along the clifftops was a beautiful mini trek, with stunning views of the three fortresses along the way, and an incredible viewpoint with spectacular views of the Apennines, and as far as the coast.
A lot of my holidays recently have featured a MotoGP race, and I'm quite happy to say this occasion was no different! On our first day at the track, we enjoyed beautiful sunshine... on the second day, we very much needed our umbrellas. Despite the rain, it was still a delight to watch the races trackside.
As our trip was coming to a close, we headed for Bologna, and to the Sanctuary di San Luca. I really loved the architecture here! We couldn't stay for long, but I'm grateful we were able to visit.
Finally, we took a trip into the centre of Bologna. There were examples of incredible architecture everywhere, frescos, arches, statues, towers, and a thousand other things to see. I'm glad I wasn't driving the rental car, but I'm grateful we were able to visit such an impressive city before heading home. :)