Travel Blogs from Sirmione
We are currently in Venice. A few of us are waiting for our pizza/ pasta to arrive for lunch. Authentic Italian lunch :) This morning we went to a glass blowing demo, and then shopped for glass. After that we toured the crazy alleys of Venice, then went and toured the canals on gondolas. After lunch we're going to the Doge's palace before free ...
On our way to Venice we stopped in Verona, the place where Romeo and Juliet is set. We saw Juliet's balcony, toured a bit of the town and had some free time. Some people went into the arena that that was built 2000 years ago. Others used their time to get some gelato and do a bit of shopping. We at staying at the Hotel Bolivar in ...
We arrived in Verona Monday at 9:00am. We first went to the Banco Populare, which is a building that Carlo Scarpa designed. From there we went to Piazza delle Erbe which is one of the major piazzas in Verona. After lunch, we went to the Museo di Castelvecchio which is a museum in an ...
... Ideally I'd quite like to clad all of my house in marble and introduce a load of columns, but I'm not sure it's feasible.
After the churches we visited an old Roman theatre and got some good photos. Fortunately for us the sun came out albeit very briefly.
Following a rest back at the hotel we headed out for dinner. We both had the house speciality ...
... balconies and there's a more relaxed feel. Our first stop was for lunch and I had the best food I've had so far on the trip, even if it was just a simple dish: mozzarella, tomato, lettuce and olive oil on thick soft bread. Food is noticeably cheaper too compared to what we've been used to.
We also did a bit of shopping today and I bought a jacket and a belt. It was a welcome change from seemingly endless museum visits.
That being said, later on we looked around the ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet