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Viva Italia

14 Dec


We write to you from a hotel in a mountain village in rural central Italy.
We are enjoying being indoors, as it is -5 degrees outside, and thus we deemed the tent inappropriate. The temperature has dropped significantly due to an advancing cold front and a change in elevation. Our current elevation (almost 1000m) is even greater than we expected because all the villages in this area are built on top of the (rather large!) hills. This was done for defensive purposes but caught us off guard since we are used to cities being in valleys. The rides have been chilly, but since we are almost constantly going uphill as we head towards Naples we are keeping warm enough! We can proudly say we cycled through our first snowfall today, and did so with smiles on our faces while singing Christmas carols. Continue reading