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Travel Blogs from Verona
... on their first night.
Damien, Belinda and Dave Morris-Munns (the adopted son) fly in from Barcelona. No airport pick up, but a 5 litre beer flagon is personally delivered to Arena Dreams apartment by Ernesto himself (the personal touch is what keeps ET in front of the pack).
Joely and Eds fly through a storm (unarranged) at Venice Airport ...
... what a dirty ****** sewer of a city. The canals and waterways, however ancient, have the feel of some cheap ill-conceived tourist attraction. The gondolas look like they're all piloted by local prison inmates on a day release program, and the water busses, which seem to be the primary mode of transport, are slow, uncomfortable, hot and look like they were probably used to transport Italian troops during the First World War. While I'm talking ...
seen – even better than Les Miserables in London. The singing was beautiful –
especially Carmen. The way they staged the story was exciting with something
happening all the time. It certainly was unforgettable. The dancing (Spanish) was also excellent. Didn’t get home to bed until 2 am – bit late for Craig and Lina but we enjoyed
every minute. Some days you never forget – this is one of them.
Arrivederci, Florence! A quick stop in Verona where we saw the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Everyone left love notes in the alley leading up to the balcony. The tradition was to write on a band-aid or on the wall itself. From Verona, it was off to Venice!! We took the water taxi over to the ...
... a beautiful afternoon here.
Back in the car, we got back on the A4 and made our way towards Como. A few highways (A4, A8, A9) and a lot of tolls (every highway is a toll road, it seems) later and we were exiting for Como. We got a little lost on the way in – partly because Como was much busier (and bigger) than we had expected, but mostly because in Italy, there are very few street signs. Directions are marked by what city ...