Last dayNovember 1, 2017 in Italy
At breakfast, we went for double espressos. MTC added water. I took mine like a man. Restrained myself food-wise, a little, compared to yesterday.
While MTC organised the packing, I went to the station to get the times of trains to Bergamo. Checked out. Paid the €3.70 per person per night city tax. Left the bags and headed out.
Went up to the Royal gardens at the back of the palace. Note to self: a good spot for a daddy-crèche if ever required. A few deckchairs.
Headed all the way down Via Po to the river and cut back towards town. We were looking for a specific pizza restaurant, highly recommended on TA. Closed for All Saints Day. We got back to town and lunched at Seven Up. Pizza (3/5) and house wine. Sat outside, in the shade, shirt-sleeves. Everyone else all wrapped up against the cold, apart from two pups behind me in teeshirts. Though one of them had to put his jacket over his shoulders, poor pet.
Coffee standing at the bar in Gatsby. Gelato at Conogelato which seems to be part of the Mood bookshop-restaurant operation.
Wandered up Garibaldi and Milano to the Callaghan shoe shop to check if they had got in the rucksack MTC was looking at the previous day. Closed! MTC's disbelief that shop owner would have the bag today vindicated. Plus the fact that the shop was chiuso added further insult to injury.
Back past the square with Cafe Pan where we dined last evening. Stopped off in Mood for a glass of the usual. Then hotel for the bags and on to station. Catching the 15:54 to Milan, change there for Bergamo. A mild panic at Milan station as platform for Bergamo train not posted, though later trains' platforms were. Sorted and seated.
Weather perfect every day. Shirt-sleeves until about 6 p.m.Read more