Villa delle Rose
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... by pedal power. We stopped and ate our rolls on a shingle beach on the shores of lake Como and then set off for what should have been an easy 2 and a half hour drive to Caprino Veronese. However this was not the case. From here things took a turn for the worse and somehow we lost 3 hours of the day. Eventually we found B & B Casapiu. A rustic renovated 14th century guesthouse in ...
Thursday 18th July
We packed up this morning. It didn't take us long as we had taken down the awning last night whilst it was dry (for the first time in days!). John had popped to the shop and bought
marmalade filled croissants for breakfast – delicious.
We retraced our steps to Rive Del Garda and then made our way along the valley, past Arco with its magnificent castle sat on a huge rock on the middle of the plain. ...
... stop and shelter in the village of Pre. The
area is famous for making hob nails (for hob nail boots) and the task was
considered so important that even under German occupation during the second
world war, production was ordered to continue with each worker being expected
to make 800 per day.
Talking of German occupation, it is clearly a very popular spot for Germans to holiday. We have seen a lot of holiday homes with German names. Every ...
Our last night in Italy (for now) we came down from the mountain ( not in his triumph) (or similar) and have spent our last 2 days on the shores of lake Garda at the beautiful hotel Gardenia Al Lago in the small town of Gargnano. Taking it relatively easy, relaxing in the peaceful garden beside the lake or on one of our 2 count then 2, balconies overlooking the lake! Took a short trip out this morning to drive (a challenging road) from lake side up through a fabulous gorge to the hill ...
... and lots of traffic were totally ignored once I flicked the lever to Manual and used the paddle shifters to encourage to horses to get their act together! The next minutes flew past so damn quickly as I was told to "use the gas" by my guide and gave the beast some stick! For a rev head like me, it was total bliss listening to the screaming V8 and using the instantaneous shifters to up and down the 7 speeds!
All too soon we were back in the parking lot and my dream was ...