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Travel Blogs from Lazise
... 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 ...
... cheesy Venetian masks, outdated and inefficient 'water buses' and water that smells like a sewer. St Marco square is also, overcrowded with tourists with shops you can't even browse through due to crazy crowds. It also contains an ugly cathedral that we got stooged out of cash to enter the 'museum' aspect of the monstrosity. I was led to believe that the church was open to everybody, for the people, but we had to pay to look at religious ...
... and walked into the main part of the town. We found a restaurant along the water and had simple pizza and pasta for lunch. Then we walked to our favourite gelati shop at the other end of town and had our fix of icecream. Geoff and I tried a new flavour, Sale de Cervia, basically like a salted chocolate caramel.....seriously good!! Then we headed home and spent the afternoon packing, reading and getting some school work done. We had dinner at ...
... next to a lovely British lady and had a good chat. The
atmosphere was electric and the setting sublime. Eventually the opera started
and it was such a spectacular. Four acts, 3x 20 mins intervals, a cast over 150
people which included singers, dancers, children and horses and donkeys on
stage. The orchestra and the maestro included about another 100 musicians –
Wow! The stage setting in the arena was the best stage setting ...
... veal with Tuna sauce. Got the bus back and we
actually have Sky news – in English for the first time. Lots of bad news – not
happy with the Israelis – hope Australia is not supporting them!! It was great
to hear from Nanna today.
Keep well everyone. Love Lina and Craig
PS Good news – the Camera has miraculously
started working again – but it is making a strange noise.