Relais Sant'Emiliano - Conference & Leisure
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Usually after a long hard week, weekends are supposed to provide quietude. People look forward to put their mental batteries to charge-up during two days, so that it can run for the upcoming five. I am no different. After sitting for straight four to six hour long lectures and thinking about those hours for the rest of the day is what a Master's degree student in Milan usually does on a regular weekday. Although, one day ...
... of lovely churches. The edge of the lake is ringed with holiday van parks, hotels & Pensiones & in summer it must be jammed full of visitors but it was quite comfortable for us with some German older visitors.
The return bus from Lazise, at 1.30, was nearly full of school kids returning home but they thinned out rapidly as we approached Verona. The countryside appears to be very fertile with many vineyards, olive groves, fruit trees, ...
... internal debate, I decided to take a train. My logic was that I would arrive there sooner and get to see the town more, and also not hurt myself but pushing too hard. Between not having done a ton of riding the last couple months and all the additional weight on my bike, I knew I wasn't going to be able to get through another 120km day.
The train took longer then I expected because I had to transfer at Verona Porta Nuova and wait ...
... to the Monument cemetery. A truly different kind of cemetery from those in the states. A very large area with big headstones, mausoleums, monuments and photos of the dead. The Italians take funerals and remembering the deceased very seriously. Our last stop was at the kitschy Balcony of Juliette. Although a fictional character of Shakespeare, this is a popular stop with a balcony for the tourists.
The afternoon was getting late and our feet ...
... four hours spent wandering around went quickly with the many stops we made. We found ourselves hungry and stopped near our hotel for dinner at a small restaurant for an okay dinner of spaghetti con vongole (spaghetti with clams) and risotto with shrimp. Not worth recommending but the waiters were friendly and humorous.
Back to our hotel about seven after a fun day of Vino in Verona.