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Travel Blogs from Sirmione
We are currently in Venice. A few of us are waiting for our pizza/ pasta to arrive for lunch. Authentic Italian lunch :) This morning we went to a glass blowing demo, and then shopped for glass. After that we toured the crazy alleys of Venice, then went and toured the canals on gondolas. After lunch we're going to the Doge's palace before free ...
On our way to Venice we stopped in Verona, the place where Romeo and Juliet is set. We saw Juliet's balcony, toured a bit of the town and had some free time. Some people went into the arena that that was built 2000 years ago. Others used their time to get some gelato and do a bit of shopping. We at staying at the Hotel Bolivar in ...
... The main reason we went was to see all the display details and interior design that was done by Carlo Scarpa. Although I can't complain at all about Verona I do have to rank it my #6th favorite city out of 6. After sketching at the museum, we got back on the bus and drove to Vicenza.
Well the food last night was good, even if we only had pizzas (I'll save the "when in Rome" comment for tomorrow when it's appropriate). It was also nice to stroll past the San Zeno Maggiore and the river when they were all lit up at night (check out the night time photo of the church below). Despite the temptation to stay out and drink more beers we weren't out too ...
... theatre which was impressive but there was a distinct lack of information about the place. We also visited the medieval castle, which was OK although a lot of it had been rebuilt and the paintings and armoury on display weren't anything special. The many, many employees also seemed to follow you around which was a bit disconcerting.
We're now relaxing at the hotel and getting ready to go out for a meal. I've got high hopes based on the quality of lunch!
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking