Travel Blogs from Pove del Grappa
With the last few days requiring early starts and lots of family activities and local sights, it's nice to have some relaxed time and a later sleep in than normal. That said, we're still out the door by 10am for breakfast out, and then the short drive to centro for some shopping. High on the list of items is grappa. Our first stop is Poli distillery and it's grappa museum. The museum shows the various methods used over time to distil grappa, and we stop ...
... in November 1935, shortly after the memorial was inaugurated by Mussolini in September of that year. This site has held sacred significance for the people of this region for a long time, with the first statue (which now sits inside the chapel atop the Italian tombs) of the Madonna del Grappa inaugurated here in 1901. In the hill below the Italian tomb is a museum of the battles, part of which is one of the tunnels used by the Italian ...
Today was mostly a travel day, from outside Rome to our new accommodation in the lovely, clean, safe town of Mirano, about 25kms from Venice - the city we came to visit. The trip was smooth; we are getting used to traveling on Europe's motorways, although not yet enamored with the expensive tolls (but at the same time accepting they cut many, many kms off each trip and are part of life here).
Our hotel was again small and basic, but uniquely decorated with modern ...
... happy – they went off
exploring leaving us to run the sprint. Laura and I walked back to our hotel
via the gelato shop - white chocolate and apricot chocolate chip for me…and
Mint and watermelon for Laura! We also bought some interesting looking almond
biscuits for lunch – pistachio and Mount Etna (sultana and raspberry sauce
topping) They were very sweet and tasted like the almond paste on a Christmas
cake – ...
Laura and I headed over to the supermarket which is a
convenient 5 minute walk from the hotel to get our first lot of supplies for
the next fortnight. Yummy choices of
fresh bread for breakfast and lunch. The girls arrived down to make use of our
free wifi and Malcolm and the boys headed in to Asiago. We joined them &
the team headed off to find lunch while ...