Travel Blogs from SalÚ
All in all this was one of the most challenging and important assignment for the fledgling, but pacesetting Ernesto Tours (ET).
It went a bit like this.
John and Sue fly to Verona from Belfast and stay one night at 37 Stradone Porta Palio (the 'mini Jesus')
Ernesto and Maureena (have I mentioned those names ...
... all the warm and fuzzy but this place isn't cheesy. Romantic and charming is how the Italian people are. At least if your wanting to visit Venice, do yourself a favour, stay in Verona. (Melissa). Verona is relaxed and easy going, if a little pretentious at times. The historic buildings, ancient city defences and ruins that are wide open to be explored, climbed on or crawled through are fantastic. The food is pretty good, although I must admit ...
... 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 ...
... next to a lovely British lady and had a good chat. The
atmosphere was electric and the setting sublime. Eventually the opera started
and it was such a spectacular. Four acts, 3x 20 mins intervals, a cast over 150
people which included singers, dancers, children and horses and donkeys on
stage. The orchestra and the maestro included about another 100 musicians –
Wow! The stage setting in the arena was the best stage setting ...
... at the Citadella carpark which was a five minute walk from the Arena. Of course before we did anything else we had to get gelati and found an artisan gelataria called Pretto on the corner of the main circus as you approach the arena. We went to the ticket office and were able to buy tickets for Carmen on the stone steps at the back and we had packed our cushions from the outdoor furniture at the villa into a backpack to protect our backsides!! ...