Travel Blogs from Bergamo
... the mountains again. Quite a show.
After lunch we pushed on to Verona where we had front row seats to watch a production of Carmen in the outdoor Roman amphitheatre. The location was fabulous and it was so nice to see the old ruin being put to such a beautiful use unlike the roman amphitheatre in Rome. We had dinner beforehand in the square opposite the amphitheatre and the weather was warm and balmy (not raining here thank goodness). The front row ...
... one of the best tables in the house. The setting was just perfect to celebrate the occassion and a bottle Veuve Clicquot to start was just right. A shared plate of melon and proscuitto followed by roast veal for Julie and fillet mignon for Richard, then they presented us with a plate with some small desserts on which they had written in chocolate "Buon Anniversario". On the walk back to our room we lashed out and had a single cone gettato to finish. Just a perfecto evening.
It's nice to stay somewhere that’s real. Varenna is real.
We chose this place more or less by accident. We had a few days to kill between ending our cruise in Venice and catching a plane in Zurich, and had heard the Italian lakes district is worth seeing. All the reviews pointed to Bellagio – set on a lake, quaint narrow pathways climbing between old houses. But, Bellagio doesn’t have a train station. Enter Varenna. This little town of ...
... the guide provides commentary in Italian for 10 minutes then the condensed English version for 5 minutes. It was very enjoyable none the less. My compensation was having a couple of cold beers sitting out on the balcony watching the world go by and contemplating where we would eat tonight. My feet were saying, why not try the restaurant in the hotel and so we did, not the greatest meal in the world but the view and the atmosphere was unbeatable.
We get up fairly early as we have a 0910 train to catch. It is hard to believe but there is no rain and not a cloud in sight when we look outside. We eat our breakfast and walk two blocks to catch the tram to the train station. At the station, we use an automated machine to buy our very reasonable train tickets. We wait about 20 minutes for our train to arrive and get some nice seats. It is not crowded like when we were going to Milan and is a more modern train. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking