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Travel Blogs from Bergamo
... and I had to nurse it home. It had been giving me trouble for 10 days or so and I thought it was my fault for letting the fuel get too low and therefore the dirty stuff at the bottom had upset it. It turned out to be some computerised part that needed to be reset. On Friday we went to Ventimiglia markets. We tried going by car but after going up the mountain to the entrance to the A8 I realised I couldn’t trust it to go all that way so we drove to the ...
first up is Varenna which is a 7 minute cruise away, we land and it starts to rain and continues to rain so we walk arm in arm sheltering under a small umbrella exploring the sleepy village and it's three retail shops. Eventually I decided the umbrella wasn't big enough for the two of us and I forked out 8 euro for my own. Julie found a pendant of local stone that she liked which we bought only after I negotiated an 8 Euro discount to cover the cost of ...
It's nice to stay somewhere that’s real. Varenna is real.
We chose this place more or less by accident. We had a few days to kill between ending our cruise in Venice and catching a plane in Zurich, and had heard the Italian lakes district is worth seeing. All the reviews pointed to Bellagio – set on a lake, quaint narrow pathways climbing between old houses. But, Bellagio doesn’t have a train station. Enter Varenna. This little town of ...
... the guide provides commentary in Italian for 10 minutes then the condensed English version for 5 minutes. It was very enjoyable none the less. My compensation was having a couple of cold beers sitting out on the balcony watching the world go by and contemplating where we would eat tonight. My feet were saying, why not try the restaurant in the hotel and so we did, not the greatest meal in the world but the view and the atmosphere was unbeatable.
... Citadel) which has wonderful views over the old city and the surrounding area. The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore was built from 1137 onwards, and is surrounded by the Colleoni Chapel (1430) and the Baptistry (1340). The Rocca dates back to 1331. The walls of the Rocca are 6,200 metres long.
One of the big advantages of visiting Bergamo is that there is so much to see which is all compressed into a relatively small area. A really good place to visit.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking