Travel Blogs from Sirmione
... a private ET transfer to Verona and, yep, their complimentary night at the 'mini Jesus'.
So with all the family in place the family week included:
Welcome dinner at Signorvino followed by a night at the opera to see Aida
Drinks at some of the most interesting and historic bars in ...
... let's move on to St Marcos cathedral...here's a shining example of Christianity being built on firm foundations of greed, decadence and oppression. Absolutely awe inspiringly grotesque. Each section has a vast mosaic depicting some scene of misery or angst. Save yourself the $5 admission fee and the half hour wait in line, if you want to see misery and suffering, just walk to the front steps and have a good long stare at the cripples ...
Today was a pack up and quiet day. There was a monster thunder storm overnight and the rain was steady until mid-late morning. We decided to try and see what Raffa was like, it looked interesting from the road that we have frequently used on our way south around the lake. When we got there, we drove straight through, there was a lovely church but apart from that - nothing else....not even a gelataria!! So we headed to Salo instead and parked at ...
... next to a lovely British lady and had a good chat. The
atmosphere was electric and the setting sublime. Eventually the opera started
and it was such a spectacular. Four acts, 3x 20 mins intervals, a cast over 150
people which included singers, dancers, children and horses and donkeys on
stage. The orchestra and the maestro included about another 100 musicians –
Wow! The stage setting in the arena was the best stage setting ...
... DEPARTMENT store – may do
some more tomorrow. Both Craig and I bought a wallet – plenty of Saldi items
available. I bought a blue check Mandarina Duck wallet – soft and small.
Eventually we went for a look at the magnificent Basilica di San Anastasia –
what a beautiful surprise. It reminded us of the Cathedral in Sienna, very
beautifully painted with wonderful art pieces. It was ...