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All in all this was one of the most challenging and important assignment for the fledgling, but pacesetting Ernesto Tours (ET).
It went a bit like this.
John and Sue fly to Verona from Belfast and stay one night at 37 Stradone Porta Palio (the 'mini Jesus')
Ernesto and Maureena (have I mentioned those names ...
... all the warm and fuzzy but this place isn't cheesy. Romantic and charming is how the Italian people are. At least if your wanting to visit Venice, do yourself a favour, stay in Verona. (Melissa). Verona is relaxed and easy going, if a little pretentious at times. The historic buildings, ancient city defences and ruins that are wide open to be explored, climbed on or crawled through are fantastic. The food is pretty good, although I must admit ...
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 ...
Arrivederci, Florence! A quick stop in Verona where we saw the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Everyone left love notes in the alley leading up to the balcony. The tradition was to write on a band-aid or on the wall itself. From Verona, it was off to Venice!! We took the water taxi over to the ...