Travel Blogs from Sirmione
... roped Emerson into their photo shoot which she very quickly turned into cart wheels in the puddles, one of which ended with her on her but waist deep in a puddle. Drenched we headed home again amazed it’s 9:30pm and just starting to get dark.
The girls went home to get Emerson changed while Max and I sat in a pizza bar joking with the tables around us as the local drunk babbled to himself in the courtyard in front of La Fenice. Magic afternoon, tomorrow we wash and stroll. ...
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 ...
... several authentic restaurants away from the main tourist areas. I had really wanted to try the squid in black ink but after watching a very beautiful and sophisticated woman smile at me with black teeth after taking a bite, I chickened out. The horse meat stew also gave me the willies but I did try go for the calves liver - which was excellent. A few more Procesco spritzes and it's off the Venice in the ...
... 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 ...
... but I was glad to be onshore, not drowned or wet. As we drove home we saw a sunk boat...we felt relieved it was not us!
It was a great day but such a shame about the weather... Storms were all around us when we got home and I'm afraid as we head off to Slovenia tomorrow it looks wet. Is this getting us used to the UK we have not seen inconvenient rain since Istanbul in early May.
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking