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Vanochtend heb ik weer eens bij papa en mama in bed geknuffeld voordat ik aan mijn papje begon. Om de een of andere reden vind ik die de laatste tijd niet meer zo lekker. Misschien ben ik aan iets anders toe??? Het fruithapje rond 10 uur en de overige hapjes (boterham, koekje en warme maaltijd) vind ik overigens heerlijk en eet ik bijna elke dag …
... and ferry to Torri del Benaco on Lago di Garda for swimming and dinner overlooking the lake
Shopping and sightseeing
Lunches and dinners in Verona
Golf at Verona GC
Farewell drinks and dinners
After all the months of planning there was the perfect family week in Verona. See captions on the photos below to get personal comments on the week by all family ...
... there. The charming waiters kept referring to me as 'Miss Juliet' and the somewhat fluent Italian I picked up in my primary school years means I'm pretty much having an entire conversation with the locals which consists of 'good morning / night', 'do you speak English?', 'Thankyou' and counting to 20. This coupled with the magnificent weather and we had a nice, relaxing, people watching experience. I know I may sound like a middle aged, English ...
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 ...