Hotel La Perla
Travel Blogs from Riva Del Garda
... bursts of 5m weather followed by absolutely nothing.
We've noticed that northern Italy feels very different to the southern Italy we left 6 weeks ago. Everything seems a bit calmer and nicer to be honest - maybe the influence of the mountains?
Phoebe's Lake Garda theme revolved around colours. More specifically, asking us "what colour is this" about everything she saw. Even things we'd literally ...
... along riding one handed and slapping her knee with the other. What a long way she has come since our first couple of bike rides on our trip. Lily too, she is actually starting to occasionally use the gears on her bike which makes the hills we encounter no problem for her, her legs are so strong I have trouble passing her. They do get hungry though and the requests to stop for lunch grew more and more insistent but we ...
... sight of a frog. Laura spotted a deer in the fields.
An afternoon of resting, interneting and generally relaxing
– I am feeling so lucky to be here having this amazing holiday and really
enjoying hanging out and doing stuff with Laura – who is a great travel buddy!
We walked up the road to explore the nearest forest for an
hour before cooking the yummiest Gnocchi, Chicken & Tomato dish for dinner.
... I explored the Asiago streets
– it was deserted as the town closes down for the long lunch break. We looked
at the ice skating rink and local “Tree Adventures’ type playground. We spied
a Gelato shop, but had to wait until 2.30 to get our daily fix – Lampone (raspberry) and double chocolate for me.
Back to our hotel for a big diary catch-up. Laura ...
... gala to ‘experience the hospitality and quality of Italian food and wine J We got to sample all the regions produce – all sponsors products…free bubbly & wine, pasta, cheeses etc. It was delicious. The sprint prize-giving was held after a round of speeches reflecting on the fact that 100 years ago men of many nations were spilling their blood in the mountains of Italy and now they are gathering together to run in the ...