Travel Blogs from Verbania
... of our journey.
We were ready, but the Swiss weren't! The most memorable part of the journey was not the beautiful scenery, the picture postcard lakeside villages, the mountains, or the waterfalls. Instead, it was the 2 hour queue waiting to get through the 17km Gotthard-Strassentunnel on the A2. That meant our planned stop in Lucerne was abandoned, and we got to Strasbourg at about 9pm. In time for a late dinner in the restaurant next to the Ibis hotel we stayed at, and ...
... an Italian from Lake Como was in California and observed how the covered wagon worked. He later returned to Lake Como and designed the Lucia, with the bones or hoops allowing a canopy to be erected as necessary according to the weather. A unique design where the oarsmen stand upright, using a single oar each. The skiffs were used to transport people and goods around Lake ...
... return our security deposit, and to call Jane "the perfect wife" - not like those Nowegians from a couple of weeks ago who left such a terrible mess.
As we made our way further and further north, we soon lost count of the number of miles a stationary traffic going in the other direction.
We had planned a stop in Modena for lunch, but unable to easily find somewhere nice, we finally ended up in a ...
... bit earlier than last night but to the same restaurant Trattoria L'Antico. It was very good again though the service at the end of the night got very slow as they had a big party arrive. We were tired...it had been a long day in the sun and on the water and we were ready for bed. It was a nice last night in Italy, tomorrow Switizerland. We are all looking forward to seeing the Gold/Nettleton's but we are also sad to be leaving ...
... other. We'd been so excited about going out without our wet weather gear that we'd also come out sans camera and phones. Given the apt. was km away, just enjoyed the moment. The speeches of greeting and welcome persisted through three rounds of thunderous applause before the church was finally given over to the orchestra. It was glorious, and then a baritone as well. No snuffling, no coughing, no noises, just quiet as the orchestra performed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services