Just a pit stop

Imagine: this is not even Tuscany any longer, just a pre-Easter cappuccino and cornetto (croissant) pit stop just before Civitavecchia, halfway between home and Rome.

I love it what Italian highways say to their users to lure them off track: “Sei in un Paese meraviglioso. / You are in a beautiful country.” Sometimes you just need to stop. Click on the first photo to enter the gallery.

Photo: © signature mmm

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’m glad you stopped – great photos!

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I had a feeling you might like the inclusion of all the prices. 🙂 This is very expensive, by the way. In Italy, unlike Slovenia, prices of gas vary according to brand and location. Highway is the most expensive. In Slovenia it’s the same all over.

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        We complain about our prices but they seem generally a lot lower and pretty consistent across the country.

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  2. Autogrill. Is that a chain petrol and food stop all across the country? We have TA aka Travel America petrol and food stops.

    The scenery is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. Yes, it’s a chain, they are everywhere. The only driving we did in the USA was around LA and to SF taking that lovely coastal highway. It was Christmas. We spent the night in one of those 8 motels. Everybody went MUCH slower than us though. 😮

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      1. TA isn’t on the PCH = Pacific Coast Hwy or Hwy 1. Isn’t that a lovely drive.

        You’ll find TA on I5 which runs up and down the center (more or less) of California.

        I drive at speed limit most for most of it, but slow down in the really picturesque bits of the drive. 🙂

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      2. It was amazing! Those ocean views and plants and cute towns and the sky, I was drunk just from all that. We kept an eye out for helicopters, we figured it was the only way to get us. 😀 And then we arrived to San Francisco and the feeling changed to that of Vienna, Austria. Rainy and dull weather. Still we spent a lovely few days and returned to LA which I adored and thought I might live there one day. Doesn’t seem as likely now. Found my California closer…

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      3. I’m so glad you loved the drive and were able to see it. I still haven’t been to Italy! Hopefully one day I’ll make it.

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      4. Oh yes, Italy will be right here waiting. 🙂

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  3. Love your photos! Italy is such a beautiful country! 🙂

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    1. This is true, Farmgirl, and it’s not my photos. I just click. 🙂 Thanks!

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  4. joey says:

    Looks so weird, because it’s new. We’re always seeing the old here. Safe travels! 🙂

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    1. Oh, Joey, you mean infrastructure? Nobody builds anything new around there? I don’t know about new though, I guess it’s relative. I have a feeling this has been around for a while.

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      1. joey says:

        I mean seeing virtually anything modern outdoors, through your lens. 🙂

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      2. Hehe, such a time traveller, am I? 😀 Must be having a truly old soul that the modern slips off my radar as if it’s not there.

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      3. joey says:

        I don’t think anyone’s complaining 🙂

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