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About 2.5 hour drive from Bologna to 5 Terre was picturesque, but uneventful. We settle into our hotel in Levanto. Good hotel, amazing views

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The next day we took a guided tour of 5 terre. It was both spectacular and educational.
For example we learned that the small villages are so tightly together from the old days to offer protection from the pirates

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The same reason for streets being so narrow and resembling a maze

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The houses facing the sea r the first line of defense

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The water is amazingly clean

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Some more pictures

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With our guide
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Our car window would not go up “German engineering ” on a 2 week old car. Luckily the local BMW center took care of it in about an hour. Them not speaking English was a bit of a challenge, but we are on our way to a day of a beach and a trip back to Milano.

We finally left Venice and arrived at Bologna. This pace is everything I would imagine Italy to be. Friendly locals, great food, cars, architecture, and more.
One thing we noticed here are the doors in the buildings.. They are huge and elaborate

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Another is arched walkways everywhere.. Very convenient

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On our first day here we stumbled upon a food market. Everything looked amazing, local, and half the price of US.

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We have also visited some of the largest churches I have ever seen

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On the second day we took a trip to Maranello Ferrari museum, also my friend got to ride one of them

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After that we went to a place where they make a real balsamic vinegar. I had no idea that the one we get at stores is such crap compared to the real thing. It takes at least 12 years to produce.

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We also stopped at a cheese factory.. Although no tour there, so we just walked around, and found a car collection of the owner

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Also some bikes

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And tractors..

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And of course some cheese

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The day concluded with another great dinner

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Today is our last day at Bologna, and I am sad to leave.. But Cinco Terre is next..

I have not updated a blog in a couple of days, as it was a little slow..
Our last day at lake como we took a long hike.. One cool thing we saw was a cemetery with the view

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Some more from the hike

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The next day we drove to Milan to pick up our friends.. And later to lake Garda.. The views around the lake are very cool

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Some more from the city

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Today we drive from lake Garda to Venice… Witnessed a race between a Ferrari and a 911 turbo.

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The Ferrari won.. We went about 132mph, still could not catch up

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We arrived at Venice.. Lots of things to see..

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Also went to the top of a St. Marks campanile. Great views of the city

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More from Venice tomorrow

Today we took the car out into the city of Fussen.. It got a LOT of looks.

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Yesterday was the day of my European delivery. We started out in BMW welt premium lounge

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After a nice breakfast

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We went off to explore more of the welt

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We also took a factory tour. It was very educational, and pretty amazing. Unfortunately pictures were strictly verboten :(. For example 98 per cent of body creation is automated. There are literally no people in the building
When we got back there was a sign for us

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We look down and tada…

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A few more minutes anxiously awaiting for the actual delivery, and they take us down to our baby

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An overview of some new features

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And we are off to see the castles. The road was winding through some picturesque areas, which means I could not drive over 110mph ;(

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Until we saw the castles.. Sadly under some reconstruction

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There was a nice 5course dinner awaiting at the hotel Muller to conclude the day.

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The view from the dining area helped too

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Tours of the castles and more pics of the car will follow 😉

This morning we took a nice walk through the English gardens towards Marienplatz

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On a way we saw some surfers on a river.. Pretty neat

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The architecture is very interesting.. Much older vs. Odessa or st. Petersburg

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We had an amazing breakfast at cafe Glockenspiel

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Their cakes looked good too.. But we did not try..

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The plan called for a walking tour, but it started to rain very hard

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So, we took a bus tour instead.. Pictures are not as great from a moving bus

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The tour took us to BMW welt.. More of it tomorrow (a lot more) but the museum was open today and is closed on Mondays.

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I wanted to take one for a spin.. Denied

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On our way to dinner spotted another nice ride

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And for today’s moment of zen.. Just meditate on this!

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