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September 30, 2013

Italy Meets France

Filed under: Uncategorized — Darren Hackett @ 3:06 pm

Hanbury Gardens

So Casa Verde goes on holiday!  This time a trip to France via the Italian Riviera….only 400 kilometres to the border at Ventimiglia, following the Via Aurelia.  The Via Aurelia was one of several Roman roads constructed in the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC.  This road originally built by Aurelius Cotta in 241 BC linked Rome and Pisa, at that time, the Roman’s most North Westerly port.  It was extended a 100 years later into Gaul or southern France.   The line of the current SS1 road follows this route still and can be travelled all the way (but slowly) up the Tuscan and Ligurian coast to Nice.  We stopped off (between the tunnels and high bridges of the Motorway A12/A10) at Santa Margherita, Portofino and enjoyed a lovely local and very pretty resort called Finale Ligure….see below!

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