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... to reach there.
Well from the outside of city there is a breathtaking view of the upper town but once you are in it I woudn't say the same. Still there is plenty to see wandering around the streets and lots of lovely churches to explore. But it's definitely not the best medieval town in Italy.
... right on the lake, it had gorgeous views of the Alps as well. We walked along the water and grabbed some lunch. It was very nice. We returned to Bergamo, walked around a little longer and went back to the hostel to sleep.
In the morning, we got up early and had some breakfast before we headed off to the airport to go to Greece!
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Without such a rush
today and the weather being a bit wet, we walked back to the ferry
jetty to catch a boat to Desanzano to the west and on the southern
shore. This was another larger town with a marina again. The
weather just was not inviting today and put a dampener on our walk
around the town. We enjoyed a coffee in a pedestrianised street but
decided not to wait for a later ferry but to return to Sirmione on
arrived to take us across to the western shore and Limone, supposedly
named after lemons – thought to be the first place in Europe that
they were introduced. Everywhere was covered with lemons, either
growing or in shop windows. Real, fake, lemon derived, lemon
obsessed. Lovely never the less.
Our next ferry was a
paddle steamer affair, running on diesel rather than coal now. It
was packed with passengers so we stood outside to ...
... wave you across the many crossings making the whole ambience different to the rest of Italy we have seen so far.
Tea was had with the Belgium v Algeria match for company (I have started reading The God Delusion by Dawkings so that helped)
THEN, the unexpected happened, a cloudburst leading to rivers in the streets, drains being overloaded, people rushing into the bars for protection (and drinks), scooter riders, joggers and cyclists ...