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... houses from the outside very colorful. It just gives such a nice feeling to the city. Of course there was a dome, and it was pretty, but only from the one side. Because in history once they didn't belong to Italy. So they built their dome in a way, that when the italians come from the south they would see some beautiful, marvelous building. Later when the town got more important for the catholic church, meaning the ...
Given that the roads around the Northern part of Lake Garda were closed to accommodate the marathon, we didn't find it at all difficult to navigate our way on foot, around to the harbour of Torbole, which is approx 3 km's to the East of Riva del Garda where we were walking yesterday.
The cycle route is clearly marked around round the lake, and can be a little treacherous on blind bends if you choose to head out to the Ponale Hydroelectric power plant which can be found ...
... dry along the route. The climb back down, of course is easier but it is difficult to stay upright with the numerous loose stones underfoot.
Tomorrow Lake Garda hosts a marathon which according to the web is expecting 65,000 visitors and therefore the roads are close around the Northern end of the Lake... so it will be another en foot option for us and hopefully a trip down to Torbole and the Marmite Giant :).
... place was closed and we couldnt find the other. So there went our plans to bike out to the castle and/or the mountain museum. We decided against the cable car as well as it was a foggy rainy day, and we would only get a lovely view of white, white and more white. So Otzi was the only tourist attraction that earned our tourist dollars today!
Otzi was discovered in 1991 by Austrian climbers, who initially thought they ...
... to us with sign language.
Once we emerged from Tridentum, the rain had almost stopped. We found the old Duomo, which made me think of Harry Potter with the carved creatures around the windows. Inside there were stairs on either side leading up to nowhere. Around the Duomo were plenty of old buildings and squares, with carvings and/or paintings on many buildings.
Dinner was delicious platter food found in a supermarket - ham, salami, cheese etc. Yum!
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