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Wednesday, October 29, 1997
Florence to Riomaggiore, Italy
Italy's FlagLiguria's Flag

Riomaggiore, Italy:
Latitude: 44° 6' 8" North
Longitude: 9° 44' 10" East
Altitude: 138 feet
From Seattle: 6308 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Moma Rosa's Hostel

Today's Travel:
Country: Italy
Region: Liguria
Route: Train: Florence - Pisa; Train: Pisa - La Spezia; La Spezia - Riomaggiore
Path:Florence - Riomaggiore, Italy
Linear:205 miles
Weather: Overcast

Available Photos:

Florence's bridges from a shell Florence, Italy

Boathouse and the Uffizi from the water Florence, Italy

Me getting out of "my" shell Florence, Italy

Buildings of Pisa Pisa, Italy

Leaning tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 202
Linear Dist: 83042
Countries Visited: 10
Regions Visited: 57
More stats...
Hotels: 38
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 28
Transit: 24
Beers: 779

Journal Entry:
I got to row!! I made it down to the boathouse (a huge underground complex of boat storage, sitting rooms, cafe, bar, lockers, etc. under the Uffizi museum. I took out an old wooden shell, much like a wherry only not quite so bulky. Had a great row, despite the gusty wind. Got to row under all the famous bridges and it had just been too long since I've been on the water.

Caught a train to Pisa, rushed to see the infamous tower since I wanted to be on another train in an hour. Successfully made it tto the tower and back to the train. Two more trains and we were at Riomaggiore. A short, funky, old lady convinved me to stay at Moma Rosa's Hostel.

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