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Travel Blogs from Sirmione
... 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 cheesy Venetian masks, outdated and inefficient 'water buses' and water that smells like a sewer.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 ...
... local restaurant Riolet where we have eaten three times during our week here. It has been great that such good food is right on our doorstep. The weather could have been better but we have really enjoyed our week here in Lake Garda. The scenery is breathtaking and except for the number of German tourists, the towns, churches, food and culture have been wonderful to visit and experience. Thank you Lake Garda and Villa Borgo (Patio) for the great ...
July 25, 2014
This morning we had breakfast at the hotel– it was quite crowded here. I rang Zia
Nanina and then Libera – to touch base about visiting when Josy comes. Then we
bussed into Verona. We had another little look around but mainly wanted to shop
at the Coin dept store again. I bought a couple of little summery tops (yellow
and black and white) as it is hot. I also bought some gift items. Craig bought
... br> except for 5 euros an hour – seems unlike most other areas – more like
Australia! We still haven’t bought a local sim – called a tim. Hope to do so in
Pistoia. Anyway we have come back to Verona to see the opera Carmen tomorrow
night in the Arena. Can’t wait. After a shop at the local PAM supermarket,
which is next door to the Hotel Maxim, we had a good rest and lunch in ...