Travel Blogs from Abano Terme
2 weeks ago we visited to Bassano del Grappa, which is a beautiful city in northern Italy, where they make Grappa. It is a small town and they have a grappa museum. It was good to see, because I did not know how grappa is made. In earlier days it was the poor man's drink, because it is made from grape pomace, meaning the skins and seeds. Basically the leftovers of the winemaking process. This pomace ...
... br> The streets seemed to be transforming into a mass of bodies all dressed in elegant costumes and wearing beautiful masks. The peace which had been during the day was turning into a party with dancing, singing and drinking wine which was passed by the bottle freely for all to enjoy. By the time we reached the train station the place was wild. Sarah and I welcomed the quiet and comfort of the train and enjoyed the trip back to the cold of Bologna.
... here). We walked around the centre seeing the Roman arena, various piazza's (Piazza Erbe was my favourite - so very pretty!) & even a visit to what is supposedly Juliet's courtyard & balcony(it is said that no one can be sure if this is Juliet's balcony but neither can they be sure it isn't!). Whatever the case - it was charming!
From Verona, we came here to our very nice 3 bedroom apartment in Venice. We have spent the last couple of days wandering the ...
... to be planned ahead.
Tomorrow more rain is predicted. We'll take advantage of the few minutes of clearing, or semi-clearing, to do a little more exploring. Nothing keeps us down. Sun is predicted for all the days we'll be in Sicily, so there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Love to you all, and keep in touch.
Mama e Papa
We woke to more rain on the roof and Dave peering out the blinds at the trucks departing. The drive into Italy was amazing in so far as there were some very impressive tunnels and very little landscape to be seen. We were however stopped by a lovely man before we entered Italy asking how heavy our van was, to which we replied "Ummm probably around 3 and a half tonne." He was unimpressed by our guess works and round abouts and asked if we ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility