Travel Blogs from Brindisi
On arriving near Venice we got straight onto our water taxi for a magical trip to our accommodation Hotel Cavellto in Venice. It was busy walking through St Marks Square with hawkers tourists and locals going about their business. Our room had an enormous heavy key that they suggest you leave at reception because if you drop it in Venice it will disappear into the canal water. As we opened our window in our room all our tour friends could talk to us through their windows ...
... In Salzburg we had walking tour with our lovely local guide. She pointed out that Mozart was born in the town but in correspondence didn't speak highly of the town. However Hitler was born in Austria but they are happy for people to believe he was German. A visit to Swarovski I got some jewellery for the girls and myself. In the shops there were the Austrian national costume which the young people have been keen to wear. At night we ventured out to an Austrian chalet ...
... a promised ice cream. Anyone who thinks that a Cornetto is an Italian style ice cream has not been to Italy! The choice of flavours is incredible, with more being put on display from the kitchen while we dither over our choices. I go down a fairly predictable chocolate route and we all sit in the square, trying not to get covered in melting ice cream, in my case ...
... there so Mark has provided the sat nav coordinates. Marvellous! I arrive in a field somewhere near San Michele. Definitely not their house! Backtracking I try several little roads that look hopeful but are not. Lunchtime now and getting a bit hot. I do not have a mobile, Patrick's is now in the UK. I decide to enlist local help. I have spent many years improving my French and had a moderately respectable ...
... established we went off to town to wander around the magnificent old town and eventually have diner. How do the Italians turn a simple few ingredients into a marvellous meal? My pasta was to die for, eat much more and I probably will.... The old town is unbelievably beautiful, every street a potential postcard picture. I suspect we are going to see more in the next few weeks. Tomorrow we will be in Sicily.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet