Michael and Pam's Travels

Ampezzo, Italy. 2018.

Date: ย 20th September 2018

Travelled: ย 122kms from Grado to Ampezzo both Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.

Visited: ย No where really

Stayed: ย Ampezzo, free sosta, all services. N46.41187, E12.80023

Budget: ย 109 days @ โ‚ฌ93 per day.

 

We depart Aquileia after lunch for Palmanova. ย It was on my list of villages to visit as much for how it looked from google maps than anything else.

 

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Entering one of the city gates of Palmanova.

 

The sosta is full of demountable homes, but we park anyway and walk up to the historic centro. ย The main piazza has been converted into something resembling a circus. ย That explained the demountable homes. ย We pop into the church before making our way back to the Hymer and continuing on.

 

A quick photo inside the church at Palmanova. ย We quickly decide Palmanova is not for us and we continue north for the Carnic Alps.

 

On the E55 north we by-pass Udine the largest in the provence. ย There is a marked improvement in the roads in northern Italy compared even to Tuscany and Umbria. ย We can only imagine itโ€™s to encourage the German and Austrian tourist. ย We turn off the motorway at Tolmezzo. ย Only about 40 klms from Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east, however we turn west for mountains of Carnia.

 

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It been a long day and I note a parking place in Ampezzo. So we slow done and check it out. ย Apart from being clean and tidy, it has all services including electricity for free.

 

Surrounded by the hills and mountains of Carnia, the views are great.

 

So we call it a day. ย We get the comfortable chairs out, open a bottle of wine, crack a beer open and take in the view as another day slides by…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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