Archive | April, 2019
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TDI2019 Day 12 – Brescia -> Switzerland

After a very nice evening with my friends in Brescia, it’s time to head back home. Instead of choosing another selection of small road across the Alps, for today I chose to try a recently-built stretch of Autostrada that will take me to Milan quicker and with less traffic…and with a much better road surface. […]

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TDI2019 Day 11 – La Spezia -> Brescia

Today’s trip to Brescia is going to be a full mix of landscapes – saying goodbye to the sea, crossing the Apennines and onward across the Pianura. For this I get up very early as I’ve planned to drive along some very small and interesting single-lane roads, exploring rural Italy away from any main roads. […]

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TDI2019 Day 10 – Terni -> La Spezia

Time flies – as always in Terni – and I’ve got to start making my way back home. I’ve decided to drive to La Spezia today, 410km further north. With the currently very moderate temperatures and the additional weight of my luggage, I believe this will be a near-full cycle for my batteries today. As […]

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TDI2019 Day 9 – Rasiglia

Welcome to a quick TDI2019 entry – a day-trip to Rasiglia. Gabriella and I start early as the little village can get crowded very quickly. Rasiglia is an easy 70 km drive from Terni and a true gem. It is also a testament to the steadfastness of a village to survive and use modern technology […]

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TDI2019 Day 7 – Montefalco

Today, finally, after years of me promising Marta that I’d visit Terni by TWIKE and her being really insistent wanting to try driving TW560 … finally we both found the time and … off we went! This is a very short entry as our focus was on driving and not necessarily on the destination. 🙂 […]

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TDI 2019 Day 6 – Castelluccio di Norcia

After a drive-free day spent with my friends (…and the reason why there is a jump in the day count), it’s time for me and one of my oldest friends in Italy to spend some quality time together. Many years ago – long before it was practical to travel to central Italy by TWIKE, one […]

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TDI2019 Day 4 – Chioggia -> Terni

I slept very well after having completed the longest stage of any TWIKE trip ever yesterday. 650 km in one go are taxing for both vehicle and driver. After a hearty breakfast with the farm owner, I walk outside to find TW 560 just finishing the last few Wh after recharging 17.5kWh overnight. Today’s drive […]