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2006 Trip - Italy - Lake Como to Tuscany

Tuesday 5-23-06

This was a day I would like to forget! It began early. We had to take the 8:25 ferry to the train station in Como to catch the 10:12 train to Milan and Chiusi. Train was 20 minutes late, so we missed our connection in Milan. After standing in line to exchange our tickets (one of those take-a-number and we'll call you), we got 1 p.m. tickets to Bologna and then to Chiusi. Oh great! One additional time of getting our luggage off and on the trains (they only stop for about 5 minutes at the small stations). Let me tell you, I plan to pack lighter the next time!

Made it to Chiusi at about 6 p.m. with an hour to spare before the Hertz office closed. Rented a cute little Renault Modus 5-speed, which means I will be doing the driving. Diesel too - I made a note of that fact!


So we started driving. I was determined to get to our agriturismo apartment before dark. The Italian road signs are so different from ours - it was very confusing since this was our first time driving in Italy. We stopped numerous times to ask for directions (all given in rapid Italian), so it wasn't a lot of help.

Our guardian angels must have been watching over us because we finally did get there - and before dark too! Bill was feeling sick (must have been my driving), so we walked up the road to eat before we even unpacked the car. Good dinner - good night's sleep!

Comments (2)

That is such a cute little car. And yay for guardian angels!

Glad you reached your destination before dark. I have experienced many train days I would gladly forget. I keep saying I will pack lighter but never do. The car is cute! You are brave to drive in Italy.

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