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Old 07-01-2006, 02:06 PM   #1
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A GS Corsica island tour from Roma, Italy

A one week riding through the wild mediterrean island begun from Roma through Tuscany and finally landing on the island.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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One hour spent in my report and all the job deleted....sgrunt
I'm goign to begin again.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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It was 3rd of June and we were plannig since December to attempt a training travel with our new GS.
We finally choosed the wild beauty of the island of Corsica (French territory).
But we wanted to make a "travel in the travel" spending the first day riding through Tuscany from our house in Roma.
The ride passed through the nort of the region of Lazio entering Tuscany from the south in the Maremma (province of Grosseto), crossing the Mt. Amiata and entering the province of Siena in Val di Chiana.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:53 PM   #4
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First stop at thermal baths of Saturnia in the south of Tuscany





The tiny village of Triana on the road to Mt. Amiata
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Lunch stop at La Rocca in San Casciano dei Bagni, a "too perfect" medieval village.
I can assure that it's perfectly true.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:59 PM   #6
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Each village is was surrounded by a fortified wall. This is the one of Montalcino.
This beautiful town is worldwide famous for its wine the Brunello.




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Old 07-01-2006, 03:05 PM   #7
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More and more times touching the Cassia, one of the main consular roads leading from rome through the ancvient empire, our journey headed north to Siena and its hills the Colline Metallifere where we met the next stop.
The famous Abbey of San Galgano, mainly famous for the lack of its top falled down during an earthquake in the 17th century.
The abbey was abandoned 400 years ago but this is probably one of the reason of its unlost beauty.















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Old 07-01-2006, 03:09 PM   #8
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Wonderful ride report, thanks!

I hope to get over your way in September. Will it be too cool for riding in the Alps in early September?

All the best,

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Old 07-01-2006, 03:13 PM   #9
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Imagine our surprise when we found the real sword in the rock.
It was left by a monk who left his life as a knight to take the religious votes.


II DAY
We wanted to spend the night near Livorno, the port where we took the ferry to Bastia (Corsica) early in the enxt morning.
We stopped in Volterra, a wonderful medieval town west opf Siena in the province of Pisa, much closer to the coast.
The next day the weather changed...in better and the beauty of the town shined at the sunrise.






CORSICA
IN THE NEXT POST.....
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:47 PM   #10
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Great stuff!

I've always heard Corse was very beautiful.
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:05 PM   #11
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Bellissimo!

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Old 07-01-2006, 05:10 PM   #12
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #13
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Tell me only when and where...

When are you planning to travel through alps?


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Wonderful ride report, thanks!

I hope to get over your way in September. Will it be too cool for riding in the Alps in early September?

All the best,

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