Hotel Antica Porta Leona
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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 ...
... the graffiti on the walls and love messages on padlocks and in the Letter's to Juliet postbox was beautiful - I has goosebumps! Anyhow we added a K&P to the wall, as did the girls (although I don't know what they wrote!?). We wandered through the town, busy with tourists and headed home just as the heavens opened. We stopped at nice little pizzeria for tea & got out the maps & camping books to see where to go ...
... but it is still based on legend. So in reality, that is no more Juliet's balcony than just another beautiful old building but it doesn't stop the millions of tourists who all want to believe in love. Having missed my train the day before I had to reschedule my walking tour/wine tasting for Thursday evening. I spent the entire day walking around the city seeing the masses of tourists being led around ...
... Signorvino, where we had dinner and fortified ourselves with some very nice Soave and Valpolicella. All the time our waiter was giving us some regular and quite optimistic weather reports from upstairs. So off we set for the Arena and bought some cushions for the thousands year old limestone seats where our cheap tickets got us, and ponchos just in case it rained. And then up a few flights of stairs in the vomitorium (thanks ...
... 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
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services