Just a One Hour Layover

Trip Start Oct 29, 2010
Trip End Nov 17, 2010

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Flag of Italy  , Trentino-Alto Adige,
Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trento & Verona

Our train adventures were relatively uneventful until we arrived in Trento. Said good-bye to our travel mates and adventured around Trento for awhile. We checked our departure time and it wasn't the same time as what our reservations had indicated, so the schedule must have changed between booking and actual date of departure. So, now we had two hours to kill instead of one. No problemo! We have wheels on our luggage, so touring around the train station was easy breezy.

Found a local place to grab a bite to eat and a soft drink to quench the thirst. Some very interesting aand old buildings in this community. Lots of vineyards as we entered. Was nice to have a different bit of scenery and walk around. Headed back to the station after our meal and got on another train headed towards Verona. This trip was pretty quick, maybe a half an hour. Thought we’d make our connection, but upon arriving in Verona we noticed our train was gone! So proceeded to checkout the next available train and Ran For It!!! Well, as we booted down the hallway, hauled our luggage up the stairs, one could only think of the Amazing Race. As we approached the next available train – it pulled away! Damn it...

Back down the stairs, down the hallway and we looked for the main ticket area to see if we could get our reservations changed for the next train that was 20 min’s away. Lady said no problem just take the next train. So got there in good time and it was actually late – I think that’s a rarity in European Rail. We boarded and found 3 seats together, so proceeded to head towards them when a family sat down. They looked at us and they could tell by the look in our faces we were a bit confused. The guy told us they were assigned seats, then we clued in. So he said ah, just wait for the train to move, then find some seats – it’s not busy and it’s the Italian way! We were just waiting at every stop to see if someone would board and we’re in their seats. There were enough empty seats around so it really didn’t matter. Talk about giggling about our adventures.
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