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Jackie: I'm talking to Linda. Hi, Linda.
Jackie: About her love of Italy. You go to Italy a lot, on holiday, don't you?
Linda: Yes. We've been practically every year for 20, 30, 40 years, it seems,30 years, I think.
Jackie: So what made you first go to Italy?
Linda: I went cycling with a very good friend and we had a fantastic holiday and I was amazed by the scenery and the warmth of the people and the food.
Jackie: I was going to ask you then, what... what is it that makes you keep going back?
Linda: Well, it's a very varied country and there's a load of... lots of different scenery and all the different towns and the food is very regional so even though you're going back to the same country, every holiday can be different and there's art and culture and food and beaches, and mountains and everything, so yeah, there's a huge variety of things that you can do.
Jackie: You mentioned urn... going there on a cycling holiday. Do you cycle now?
Linda: Unfortunately not. No um... I've got an injury which was as a consequence of cycling when I was young and urn... I'm not really good enough to cycle, because I live in London, to cycle with any confidence in traffic.
Jackie: When you go to Italy, you're not cycling then obviously.
Jackie: How are you getting around?
Linda: We hire a car. And drive and um... I quite like driving and I like
driving in Italy as well, so, and it's very different to driving in
London, there's far fewer cars on the road and um... it's, you know, much prettier.
Jackie: Much prettier. A lot of... a lot of people are retiring to... to the
continent, a lot of Brits like living abroad obviously Spain is very popular. Would you ever consider leaving London and living in Italy?
Linda: No, no. We... we like London, we like the variety of culture and art and places to go, it's also very cheap for um... over 60s, because we get free travel and things, and I like where I live so no, no, not now. I think the time we'd have done it, would've been when we were in our thirties.
Jackie: Right. But someone going to Italy for the first time then, someone
who's urn... you know, not... not just interested in going to the beaches or anything, where would you recommend people go to?
Linda: It... it's quite difficult because Rome is the obvious choice because it
offers so much but it's quite big and we've recently been to Bologna and I thought that was fabulous, it's a fabulous city and it had... it offers a lot that Bologn... that Rome would offer, it hasn't got the Roman sights obviously but urn... there's a fant... there's fantastic museums and galleries there.
Jackie: And it's nice to walk around.
Linda: And it's nice to walk around. Um... you know, it's easy to get around as well. But the thing is, each place is different, very, very different and urn... you know, you could go to one place and really love it and go the next place and maybe like it a bit less, you know, so different people like looking for different things, really.
Jackie: What about Sicily, that's very different again, have you been there?
Linda: No, we haven't yet. I'm hoping to go next year, I think, because we have heard it is quite different.
Jackie: So that's your next holiday.
Linda: Yes, I think so.
Jackie: Look forward to hearing about it.