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Travel Blogs from Altomonte
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 ...
... 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 ...
... and an incredible use of the wider spaces of the Arena (including beyond the stage and into the Arena seats) throughout the performance. During the regular intervals, ragazzi roamed our cheap seats plying the punters with 'birra, vini bianchi and vini rossi'. The Romans know how to do stuff. All this was great. Now we would be exaggerating if we told you that we had much of a clue about what was happening for most of the time, ...
... harbour would be good.... By the time we got back across the lake the wind was now strong, we had taken in a lot of sail and the waves were building. Soon the engine went on and the sails were down and we were heading for home. We had a rather exciting time picking up our mooring buoy but soon a very welcome rib arrived to take us to shore. In fact Charlie stayed aboard to help the boat man moor up ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center