Travel Blogs from Vipiteno
... then off to Innsbruck via the town of Garmish. We had some wonderful country side. After afternoon tea ( they can't make decent coffee but who care) we headed off to Innsbruck, and some more beautiful country side. The green fields or paddocks in my lingo is wonderful. Very little snow on the highest mountain. Had a long time in bus so pleased to be to be off. A clear sunny ...
... nice coffee! Then it was onto planning the day which revolved around Annabelle and Susan cycling along a beautiful cycling route that Bryan decided. First, we needed an electric bike for Sue. Unfortunately Bryan took it upon himself to go and get a bike while Ric and Sue bought some Italian phone cards. His agenda was to get an ebike. Sue had made it clear that she only rides ebikes, ladies cruisers with a helmet, preferably sized to her. What she got was a men's ...
... by nine the magic was gone. Tourist groups had invaded the place!
Time to escape, I went to visit the Kaiserliches Hofburg, where Empress Maria Theresia raised SIXTEEN children! A son was Franz Joseph II, who later would become emperor and marry "Sisi", and a daughter was Maria Antonia, better known as Marie Antoinette, who died by the guillotine. All these royal houses were so interrelated through marriages! The Hofburg is nice to visit, some beautifully restored rooms ...
... showing Arthur and Charlegmane, panels illustrating the love story of Tristan and Iseult, as well as the story of Garel of the Blooming Valley. I think the original goals of the frescos was to help the rather lowly Vintler brothers gain status in the Tyrolean aristocracy, but if you look closely you can learn a lot about about the culture and styles of the day. I snapped a few photos of the frescos.
... a couple light pasta entrees and we did not disagree. Chris had a ricotta and spinach tortellati ragout and mine was tagliatelle fatte (kind of a wide, flat noodle) with radicchio and bresaola. They were quickly prepared by a jovial Italian cook, who, when he poked his head out, seemed relieved we ordered something requiring cooking. Such a lucky accident we wondered in there.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility