Oggi vi racconto una storia, anzi sarà la stessa Delia Sexton a descrivere come ha visitato Porto Sant’Elpidio partendo da Birmingham in Inghilterra per arrivare in Sicilia e ritorno, in bicicletta, in cinque mesi.
Una avventura unica !!!
I embarked on this first big cycling trip of mine to Italy this year because I wanted to spend more time getting to know the place much better, and above all the people who live here. I am going to be on the road for five months. I left England on 27th March 2014 together with my husband, who could accompany me as far as Bergamo in Italy. Then he had to go back to work, while I continued on my own. We crossed the Netherlands, cycled up the Rhine valley and into Switzerland. We crossed the Gotthard Pass, which was still closed due to snow, which is why we had to embark on a 15min train ride through the Gotthard tunnel. From then on it was all south and east, down the Via Emilia, along the Adriatic coast.
This is were I had the fortune to stay at B&B Girovagando in Porto Sant’Elpidio for one night. It was a great pleasure staying at Girovagando whit Stefania. Her B&B is very confortable and I had a restful evening and night. Thank you
I arrived very tired and exhausted after a long day cycling over the hills and along the coast. Stefania’s place was so comfortable and let me rest to tackle the next part of the trip.
However, as we got chatting the next morning, Stefania turned out to be so much more than just a B&B landlady. She took me to Fermo, the capital of the region, and showed me this wonderful little town – a big contrast to the seaside of Porto Sant’Elpidio. Meeting Stefania was really a stroke of luck!
I have now cycled on, further down south, out of the Marche region, through Abruzzo, Molise and am now in Puglia, where I am exploring the coast and inland, following my whim and invitations of hosts, meeting and chatting, improving my Italian; it is a great trip!
The plan is now to cross over to Sicily, cycle around the coast and then back home again. I am planning to arrive after 5 months of cycling back in Birmingham, England at the end of August 2014.