Hotel Stella Alpina
Travel Blogs from Andalo
A nice sunny day to depart Milan Once again we have a good group of people on tour. This time Greg has Rose with him and we also have Lyn and David from Mansfield, Vic.,Geoff and Pepi from Avalon, Mike and Lee from Clareville, Yoka from Careel Bay, and Ron, Jan and myself make up the twelve travellers. We left Milan and travelled on motorways to Trento for lunch. As we got closer to the alps the scenery became more beautiful with ...
... back into the river. The water is amazingly clear, the ducks, swans and any boats leave massive defined bow waves spreading out across
the flat water. By the number of surf shops and boards that are all around, you'd think this was Hawaii (surf's up!) What we haven't worked out yet is how you can surf on a lake with (despite our best visual efforts) No Waves?
The whole area is well geared up for walking, cycling (loads ...
... a break in the rain, keeping Brian happy.
We discovered some benefits to the location of our hotel which is high on a hill, some way out of town. It sits above a major byway - where the flat Stage 17 of the Giro is supposed to pass (if our predictions are correct). We plan to brave the narrow lane and impatient Italian drivers to watch the race pass by. For Stage 18 which finishes in the mountains (just 12 Km away) the ...
... today! We had to laugh when chatting with the waiter led us to understanding that the huge building across the canal from us was where Sheila and Kerry stayed last month! Megan was pretty good on the map through the alleys, by canals, and piazzas .....even with the numerous 'gypsies' approaching us to sell glow in the dark toys. The kids are magnets for these sales people and they learned to divert their path to the perimeter of the ...
... under their arm.
Bicycles totally dominate the city with paths all over, plenty of bike parking etc. There are paths from here to the 3 neighbouring cities, running along the river valleys. Our hotel has a dedicated, off street bicycle storage room. People start trips from here down to Venice and there is an all-over air of excitement as their journeys commence.
The South Tyrol Museum is also here ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility