I set off travelling south towards the middle of May.  It was an eventful journey with one broken clutch cable and one blow out on the Italian motorway.  However, it wasn't long before I was on the Adriatic sea just south of the port of Venice.

 

A walkway out to the swimming platform and small fishing boats in the Adriatic.
A walkway out to the swimming platform and small fishing boats in the Adriatic.

The Piaggio Ape
The Piaggio Ape

This great little car reminded me of the 'Tuk Tuk's' from Bangkok they came about at the end of World War II, with most of the Italians, badly affected by the war, there was a lack of transport more importantly peopled didn't have the money to service or buy their four-wheeled counterparts.

In 1947, the inventor of the Vespa, aircraft designer Corradino D'Ascanio, came up with the idea of building a light three-wheeled commercial vehicle to power Italy's economic reconstruction, and many of these can still be seen on the roads today.

My time in the Abruzzo mountains was punctuated by meeting lots of animals, mainly local breeds to the region of Italy and of course not to forget the fantastic views!

Below is just a small number more can be found in my shop

 

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