France to Italy
10.10.2011 - 12.10.2011 26 °C
Back on the bus of course. Driving through 100 - 200 Italian tunnels en route to Florence via the Italian Riveria. The weather in Nice - Cote de Azur, was beautiful. Jude and explored Nice by walking and by the Grand Tour bus. Most museums shut on a Tuesday but there is lots of free stuff to see like the Roman ruins, the Monastery and gardens, the cemetery where Matisse is buried, La Colline du Chateau for great views, the outside of the Russian Cathedral (was just shutting when we arrived), the sunset from the beach. A view we couldn't miss with the full moon rising above the city over our left shoulder, vivid pinks, yellows and reds to orange on our right looking across the Meditarranean Sea, watching jets take off after just having dipped our tootsies in the water. People do bathe topless on this beach during the day/late afternoon and are very tanned. Very tanned. Only saw 3 people on the beach wearing hats. Obviously skin cancer is not a concern here. Dinner first night was at Monaco at an outdoor restaurant sitting in a cobblestone courtyard near a beautiful church, listening to the choir practice whilst we ate. And yes we did go into THE casino!
Last night's dinner was in the market area, outside, with a beautiful 3 course meal for 16.50€. Aaah this is the life.
We have 3 more days on the tour then we're off exploring on our own, travelling further south for a week or so.
Wow the time is flying!
Note - when in Nice avoid walking down/up steps nearer the wall as these smell like peeing points.
Arrivederci for now!!
Judy 1 and Judy 1 1
PS - Pisa for afternoon tea - yes we did the usual tourist photos and more. First gelati in Italy! Yummo.
Bit puzzled why we haven't lost weight yet