Travel Blogs from Desenzano Del Garda
I called too much shopping on day 5 of the trip and opted to start the morning trying to send a package back home. I scored a carton from foot locker the night before but couldn’t track down a packing tape and a marker no matter where I tried. In the end we improvised with bandage strapping tape and biro - think it will make it home?
We headed off to Verona, a 2 hour drive from Milano. The Garmin got us lost again so this time I trusted google maps to navigate us to ...
What a lovely place, oozing architecture and old Venetian style - it was lovely! We drove, it took around 40 mins and headed straight into the tourist area. Parking was limited & after asking (we didn't want another tow truck!) a helpful couple on their moped showed us where to park in the centre. We were right next to the street where it is said that Juliet's balcony is (although I gather the balcony was built in the ...
... lingual guides like kindergarten children. Not my idea of fun. I strongly considered bypassing my pre-booked excursion as I waited at the appointed area by the equestrian statue of Victoria Emmanuel and was pleasantly surprised when a very studious man advised me that he was my guide and that it would just be the two of us. Andreas holds a PhD in art history and lives and teaches in Verona. Although we went ...
... spin on climate change, but stuff is happening all over Europe. Any way we waited for a while under umbrellas and in our ponchos, but in the end, we had to leave just after half time. For now the Aida drama had to wait. But outside in Piazza Bra a different drama had been unfolding on the TV sets tuned to the World Cup. 'Mamma mia!' Germany was beating Brazil 7-0, just before full time. The world would definitely never be the same ...
... at the amazing flying dingy it's not an illusion, this guy was a least a metre off the water. What is it?
At 12.30 we got back to the port and indeed the wind had dropped so we decided to take the boat out. A brief briefing and off we were sailing across Lake Garda. As we ate our picnic and drank beer it all seemed ideal. Then the clouds started to darken and wind picked up. Maybe being closer ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed