Hotel Punta Margherita
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... about a hidden gem. It had Roman ruins, an Art Gallery with Rodin sculptures among the many and an Auto Museum. They had a sculpture in every roundabout. It certainly was The Art Village. The only disappointment (aside from the cost of lunch-I don't know how anyone affords to live in Switzerland) was that the Ice Rink was closed. Dinner tonight at the American Dinner in town. It was a little different to last nights fancy affair, but nice just the ...
... restaurant. Also a very nice and cozy iglu. In total we were a nice group of 15 people. After dinner we went on a small snow shoe hike with great view down to Zermatt, Matterhorn with moon and zillions of stars and of course another small drink. What an experience! Back at the village we went to the heated wooden bar. At around 10:30pm we jumped into the jacuzzi. This was dynamite! Sitting in the hot pool, being astonished by all these ...
Since we have a Eurail pass and we had a few days to play with, we decided to take one of our travel days and detour to see the real Matterhorn (that's right kids the one at Disneyland is fake) so after three scenic trains through Switzerland countryside we arrived in Zermatt, home to the Matterhorn. Turns out is looks exactly like the one at Disneyland only bigger! ...
... in itself. It was up a big flight of steps and I was exhausted by the time I got to the top.
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...