The Long Leg of Italy is the third in the Just Us Two series of travel adventures.
It contains a wealth of cultural, geographical, and historical information which is enriched with many photographs and Web links of places explored over the years. A must read for the tourer, dreamer and armchair traveller alike. In The Long Leg of Italy, our intrepid couple set off on their own, Just Us Two, as they began their love affair with Italy. Over the years, exploring Italy by rail, vaporetto in Venice, coach, and other modes of transport, they discovered the diverse life of Italy.
Our intrepid travellers take you off the usual tourist trail in the cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Sorrento. Experiencing the raw splendour of the Alps and Dolomites, the majesty of Lakes Maggiore, Como, Lugano, they also drank in the calm beauty of many othe smaller, hidden lakes, on their tour.
Travelling into the deep south, that contrasts with the north, the rugged, charming beauty of Puglia, the cave dwellings in Basilicata, and the jewel of Calabria - Altomonte - high in the mountains in the foot of Italy, took their breath away. You leave Italy after the crossing to Sicily which is where Island Interludes - the fourth in the series - begins.
Of course, in true 'Just Us Two' style, some disaster or other usually awaits them. This book is no exception.
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About the Author
Marsh says: "In the midst of pots and pans I often dreamed of writing as many story lines popped up in my head. My wide range of activities provided me with a rich seam of material."
As 'born-again' bikers on a Honda Gold Wing motorbike, Marsh and her husband found their lost youth travelling on their own -Just Us Two - in Europe, During their first Gold Wing experience, finding that the words flowed when recording their first profoundly emotional experiences in Ireland, Rosalie realised that there were the beginnings of a story. As the years passed, they extended their horizons, travelling over 50,000 miles on their own. Rosalie wrote about their amazing experience as feature articles, eventually concluding that together they formed an inspiring story of adventure and realisation of dreams.
Later, this award-winning story developed into the 'Just Us Two' series of biographical travel adventures.
Retiring to concentrate on her writing, Marsh drew on her skills and experiences in travel and adult education. From this, the series of Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides developed - each a big workshop in a small package.
Rosalie brings her twin passions of travel and achieving potential into her writing, which readers find 'exhilarating and inspirational'; 'a relaxing adventure not to be missed'; 'she is a gifted author who can bring her travel books alive,' that she is 'a detailed and passionate professional' whose 'knowledge of work based learning and adult education is outstanding', to name a few comments.
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Table of Contents
How it all Started.
The Eternal City.
Through the Tuscan Hills to Florence.
The Romance of Venice.
More Flavours of La Bella Italia.
An Unexpected Arrival in Venice.
From the Veneto to Tuscany and Florence.
From Tuscany to Rome.
South to Sorrento from the Hills of Rome.
Return to Sorrento.
A Shattered Dream and New Hope.
Exploring the Lakes and Alps of North West Italy.
To the Dolomites and Hidden Lakes of North East Italy.
Tasting the Delights of Southern Italy.
To the Tip of the Toe of Italy.