Travel Blogs from Madesimo
... We then went to the Swarovski show rooms, was really busy so didn't buy anything ( sorry girls) as had to que for everything, so a short visit for us. We then went back to Innsbruck for lunch,and back on the bus to St Moritz. What a stunning drive, no photos could do any justice. St Moritz is a very small place, but really only a stopping ...
... the mountains again. Quite a show.
After lunch we pushed on to Verona where we had front row seats to watch a production of Carmen in the outdoor Roman amphitheatre. The location was fabulous and it was so nice to see the old ruin being put to such a beautiful use unlike the roman amphitheatre in Rome. We had dinner beforehand in the square opposite the amphitheatre and the weather was warm and balmy (not raining here thank goodness). The front row ...
... found time to marry or produce an heir so he left his estate to the Foundation. This place was originally built in the late 1700s by Cardinal Durini as a weekend get away and as such has several secret hidden staircases from his bedroom to others........... It was all magnificent, the buildings, the extensive collections of furniture and artifacts and the gardens with the views over Lake Como.
WE cruise back along the eastern shores of Como just enjoying ...
It's nice to stay somewhere that’s real. Varenna is real.
We chose this place more or less by accident. We had a few days to kill between ending our cruise in Venice and catching a plane in Zurich, and had heard the Italian lakes district is worth seeing. All the reviews pointed to Bellagio – set on a lake, quaint narrow pathways climbing between old houses. But, Bellagio doesn’t have a train station. Enter Varenna. This little town of ...
... the guide provides commentary in Italian for 10 minutes then the condensed English version for 5 minutes. It was very enjoyable none the less. My compensation was having a couple of cold beers sitting out on the balcony watching the world go by and contemplating where we would eat tonight. My feet were saying, why not try the restaurant in the hotel and so we did, not the greatest meal in the world but the view and the atmosphere was unbeatable.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking