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Provincia di Verona

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  • Day6

    We had a lay in and then breakfast on the veranda overlooking Lake Garda. It is further from the lake than we imagined but the scenery is magnificent. Mountains on 3 sides and the lake on the 4th. We went to Bardolino to see the weekly market. All I bought was a sun hat but was tempted by more. After lunch we hired sun beds (shaded by trees) and swam in the lake. There were lots of lizards around and also ducks. I made the mistake of feeding 2 ducks and tried to get on the lounger to get more food! We stayed there until 6pm when we went to explore Sirmione ( a large peninsular going several kilometres into the lake) on the way we stopped off to get bread and cheese from a Lidl and were tempted by a case of local wine to bring back. Sirmione was much more interesting than we had thought with a castle, lighthouse and unusual shops. All we bought was an ice lolly from the largest selection I have ever seen. They were also huge lolly’s so we shared a purple one! It was delicious. Back in the accommodation rather later than planned we were delighted to find we had hot water! Then a few hands of cards with the backdrop of thunder and lightening again! Is this a regular show every evening?Read more

  • Day8

    We had decided to spend the day in the mountains of the national park, starting off at a place called Perri on a very wriggling road towards Fosse. We drove and then walked in the National Park. The stunning scenery is not really captured on the photographs. We had a picnic lunch and came back just in time for the to watch England win their match against Sweden.

  • Day9

    Today we drove to Verona and decided to park in the central underground parking despite the rather exorbitant prices. We bought a map of the city and as it is fairly small we chose to walk round and see the sights. Handily the map marked the main attractions by number making a rather convenient walk to follow. We started off at the colosseum and went on from there stopping for lunch of pasta wine and ice cream before carrying on the walk. There were several interesting buildings, churches, bridges, statues and similar but the most commercialised by far was a balcony which they alleged was the very one that Juliet came out on ! You can only imagine the souvenirs available around the area. For a fee you could actually stand on the balcony. We didn’t. I was surprised to see in the main square, apart from a police presence there were army officers with guns! It was however a great day and we came back late and exhausted but pleased with an interesting day.Read more

  • Day10

    A very lazy day today swimming and chilling, then in the evening went back to Sirmione. It was beautiful I the evening with the walks in the park subtly lit. After exploring the peninsular fully we returned to the castle at 11pm. We sat on the moat wall to eat the largest ice cream and lolly I have ever seen anywhere! We went back to the hotel very tired.

  • Day5

    Day 5 lake Garda

    July 4 in Italy

    After a lovely breakfast at the hotel this morning we set off from Solln near Munich and set off for Italy via Austria, remembering to pick up a vignette for the motorway en route. We stayed on the motorway through the 3 countries as this was the longest drive of the holiday. The scenery was still spectacular. We arrived in searing heat, and were told the water heating had gone wrong and wouldn’t be fixed until tomorrow, so did we want to find another hotel! We decided to risk it and were given drinks and snacks while the owner took our passports to sort out the paperwork and our room keys. The owner was slightly eccentric and we did wonder if we would see our passports again! The daughter actually brought the passports back and showed us to our room. We explored the area and bought a take away Pizza which we ate with wine on our balcony. We started to play cards and then were treated to a display of lightening in the distance against the dark night sky.Read more

  • Day7

    Both to breakfast on the beautiful terrace, then off to relax in the gardens and the beach at Bain del Sirene. Beautiful views but rather a steep walk down to the beach area. Explored, swam and picnicked until late afternoon when we drove into the mountains along some lovely wriggly roads, then back to the hotel to change for dinner. We decided to walk to a local restaurant and on the way an Italian woman stopped her car and asked us where was good to eat! She persisted even when we explained we were English visitors and she ended up at the restaurant we went too! The restaurant was not exactly geared up for English visitors but with the help of google translate we made ourselves understood. I had mushroom tagliatelle, Rabbit with Polenta then amoretti semi Freddo and John had bean and pasta soup, steak with green peppercorns and lemon sorbet. We both had coffee and they put a bottle of grappe on the table to help yourself. Oh and I forgot to mention that they had the football showing!Read more

  • Day88

    Verona Italy

    September 2, 2017 in Italy

    One of the first sights we saw was Verona's enormous 1st Century Roman amphitheatre, the Arena which in ancient times held 30,000 people but today is limited to 15,000 for security reasons. We were not lucky enough to get a concert ticket while here but could stand outside and listen and appeciate how special a live performance here would be.
    Of course Verona is also famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said be “Juliet’s House" and we are still looking for her statue so we can rub her breast for good luck. Unfortunately, we had no luck today - a huge storm hit Verona and washed our sightseeing plans down the drain. We still had a lovely time in this beautiful place.Read more

  • Day89

    Malcesine

    September 3, 2017 in Italy

    Malcesine is approximately 20kms from our accommodation. What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours or a day! We only had three hours and there was plenty more to see. Lots of cafes, restaurants and shops but walking around the cobbled streets in no particular direction was entertaining enough. If time permits we will go back there....AND it has a castle (surprise!) - Castello Scaligero.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia di Verona, Vérone, Verona

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