Travel Blogs from Sirmione
... a private ET transfer to Verona and, yep, their complimentary night at the 'mini Jesus'.
So with all the family in place the family week included:
Welcome dinner at Signorvino followed by a night at the opera to see Aida
Drinks at some of the most interesting and historic bars in ...
... then. If any one of you knows Cal, you could only imagine the things he had to say about it to which I'm sure he will share (I've seen all this nonsense before). Verona will be the only city we will visit that is more local than touristy. The town is sweet, romantic and full of delights you wouldn't find on the map. There are underground ruins along a street that you just 'happen to walk by' and a 'mini' colosseum that staged operas both nights ...
... and walked into the main part of the town. We found a restaurant along the water and had simple pizza and pasta for lunch. Then we walked to our favourite gelati shop at the other end of town and had our fix of icecream. Geoff and I tried a new flavour, Sale de Cervia, basically like a salted chocolate caramel.....seriously good!! Then we headed home and spent the afternoon packing, reading and getting some school work done. We had dinner at ...
seen – even better than Les Miserables in London. The singing was beautiful –
especially Carmen. The way they staged the story was exciting with something
happening all the time. It certainly was unforgettable. The dancing (Spanish) was also excellent. Didn’t get home to bed until 2 am – bit late for Craig and Lina but we enjoyed
every minute. Some days you never forget – this is one of them.
colours – very much like Tuscan churches. One painting by Pisinello of St
George and the Principesa was a truly remarkable fresco. Our experience was
made even better because an organ was being played wonderfully. The frescos on
the walls were from the 1500s and the Cathedral had great light with good
written descriptors. The Marble fonts reminded us of those in Sienna and we
will be going ...