Yachting Hotel Mistral
Travel Blogs from Sirmione
... Venice was dotted with castles and citadels, all looking majestic on hilltops in the distance. In Venice the car drop off was just across the road from the taxi stand and within minutes we’re on the canals - magic!
Getting to our apartment was easy enough, lugging all our gear to the top floor made me appreciate shipping that carton of stuff home yesterday even more! On the way in to Venice we passed a super market. The guy that showed us our apartment gave us a map ...
What a lovely place, oozing architecture and old Venetian style - it was lovely! We drove, it took around 40 mins and headed straight into the tourist area. Parking was limited & after asking (we didn't want another tow truck!) a helpful couple on their moped showed us where to park in the centre. We were right next to the street where it is said that Juliet's balcony is (although I gather the balcony was built in the ...
... lingual guides like kindergarten children. Not my idea of fun. I strongly considered bypassing my pre-booked excursion as I waited at the appointed area by the equestrian statue of Victoria Emmanuel and was pleasantly surprised when a very studious man advised me that he was my guide and that it would just be the two of us. Andreas holds a PhD in art history and lives and teaches in Verona. Although we went ...
... spin on climate change, but stuff is happening all over Europe. Any way we waited for a while under umbrellas and in our ponchos, but in the end, we had to leave just after half time. For now the Aida drama had to wait. But outside in Piazza Bra a different drama had been unfolding on the TV sets tuned to the World Cup. 'Mamma mia!' Germany was beating Brazil 7-0, just before full time. The world would definitely never be the same ...
... but I was glad to be onshore, not drowned or wet. As we drove home we saw a sunk boat...we felt relieved it was not us!
It was a great day but such a shame about the weather... Storms were all around us when we got home and I'm afraid as we head off to Slovenia tomorrow it looks wet. Is this getting us used to the UK we have not seen inconvenient rain since Istanbul in early May.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility