Gornergrat Dorf Hotel
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2 nights in Hotel Gornergrat Zermatt
The reason for our stay here was to explore the cable cars and railways around the Matterhorn.
We arrived early afternoon which gave time to walk up the main street about 300m to the Matterhorn Museum, You can read about the town the below
Last day before I head home. Second lazy day. We have a late breakfast and then head out for a walk to the local shops to buy supplies for lunch; pane, formaggio and prosciutto. I go for a walk around the village, the first time I've done this this week. There are horses grazing around the village, the sun is out and it is lunchtime so there is no one else walking ...
... because the two girls were taking so long and I wasn't gonna waste my day sitting around. We went straight to the Zermatt side. This side had extremely long downhill runaways, it took about twenty minutes to get to a stopping point on a given course. The Matterhorn looked way different on this side too, much pointier, and the Zermatt side was much chillier and icier. We were going to go down to Zermatt city, but we couldn't find a route down to the ...
... of blog entries. And then we are off to have dinner with Gilberto's mum and brother at their house. Tomorrow we are going to Lugano in Switzerland to visit Gilberto's aunt. We will have a pretty early start as the main road is blocked by a landslide from the rain last week, so we have to take a different road which will take a bit longer. Might have time to get a pretzel as well ...
... August and September of 1944 the Allies took control of the area which saw the retreat of the Germans. It is a beautiful village, lovely stone walls and a couple of friendly cats! We have a cuppa and a chat with one of the locals. He points out a town on the next hill, Tavuillia, and tells us that it is the birthplace of Valentino Rossi. We drive through it a bit later on our way to the walled castle town of Gradara. Tavuillia is decked out in yellow banners ...