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Last day before I head home. Second lazy day. We have a late breakfast and then head out for a walk to the local shops to buy supplies for lunch; pane, formaggio and prosciutto. I go for a walk around the village, the first time I've done this this week. There are horses grazing around the village, the sun is out and it is lunchtime so there is no one else walking ...
... early in the season, but it ended up being fine because the courses were so long anyways. The first day we only skied the Italian side. I figured out pretty soon that the two girls we were with weren't very good, so I decided to split up. The courses weren't nearly as steep as the ones I had been on, but they were so long that it was very tiring just doing one course. We talked to some Turino guys who said that Cervinia/Zermatt were considered ...
... of blog entries. And then we are off to have dinner with Gilberto's mum and brother at their house. Tomorrow we are going to Lugano in Switzerland to visit Gilberto's aunt. We will have a pretty early start as the main road is blocked by a landslide from the rain last week, so we have to take a different road which will take a bit longer. Might have time to get a pretzel as well ...
... August and September of 1944 the Allies took control of the area which saw the retreat of the Germans. It is a beautiful village, lovely stone walls and a couple of friendly cats! We have a cuppa and a chat with one of the locals. He points out a town on the next hill, Tavuillia, and tells us that it is the birthplace of Valentino Rossi. We drive through it a bit later on our way to the walled castle town of Gradara. Tavuillia is decked out in yellow banners ...
... on the same train tomorrow as me – Zermatt to St Moritz – Glacier Express, so we all said we’d meet up at the station in the morning together.
Going back to the museum, it was quite interesting, what Zermatt was like in the 1860’s, the history of mountaineering, the first climbers and how four men of the team didn’t make it back, fancy getting there but not returning. ...