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Day Five Sunday, May 17, 2015
Varenna to Vicenza
Alas, early this morning, it was time to bid adieu to the charming town of Varenna and its gorgeous Lake Como. A delicious cup of cappuchino and brioche (not a very healthy way to start the day, but it was what our hostess offered for breakfast – and it …
... dinner one night...and about now I should mention that the weather has been a little warm with most days in the v high 30's. Quite uncomfortable - even on the beach.
Other short trips in the early evening to St Jean Cap Ferrat and Turbie were fab
I must make special mention of Eze. This was our base and it is a cute little town but it is very steep. Ten minutes to the beach ...
Day Totals: 16 hrs, 14.1 kms
I reach Vicenza near evening and kind of hurry through the old city making a beeline for the hostel, hoping I can get a room without a reservation. It's one thing to camp out in the Alps, it's another to camp out in the perimeter of a large city in the overdeveloped plains. Luckily there's plenty of room--all the tourist it seems are crammed into Verona.
I get to talking with a Johnny, ...
... that dates back to years with the suffix B.C. attached. The architectural structures are overpowering. Vicenza will be forever linked to the great architect, Andrea Palladio. The city is heavily influenced with his Classic Roman architecture. One of the most awe-inspiring theatres I've ever been to is the Teatro Olimpico, a Palladian masterpiece. It ...
... wired into our brain. Gianfranco had mannerisms that were not just similar but the same as my dad would use. It was simply amazing to watch this man that I had never seen before do the same things with his hands and make the same expressions with his face that my dad and grandfather made.
Gianfranco is my second cousin. Of that there is no doubt. For those of you who met / knew my dad and grandfather, ...