We made it to Soave Castle just in time for it to have closed for lunch, so we found a nice Enoteca/Cafe and had lunch ourselves. (For reference: the Drago, at the base of the castle, has some of the best pasta any of us have ever had, and they cook a very nice steak,… Continue reading Soave Castle, looking for mountain villages, Bardolino
Today was a big day, although it can be described simply enough: After a fairly relaxed (read slow, ten-ish) start we found and climbed the stairs near our flat to the Castle San Pietro, which sits on top of the hill overlooking Verona from the North-ish. We went slowly, and stopped several times along the… Continue reading Views and gardens of Verona
Made it to Verona in one piece, although the Italian motorway tollroad is out to get me. I managed to collect a non-functioning ticket on the way in, and then flubbed the payment on the way out (first exit), losing the receipt/demand to the wind before I could grab it. So I’m probably wanted in… Continue reading Pleasant wandering around Verona
Well, the tide came in last night. Not into our apartment, but it missed by less than a centimetre. Shop assistants and restauranteurs had been telling us that last night would be a king tide of some surprising level all day, so Cath and I decided to head out to St Marks square (one of… Continue reading Aqua Alta
We’re back at the apartment and it’s only 3:30-ish. Greg came down with quite a debilitating cold yesterday: he soldiered on for a while but was dreadful last night and has spent the day today in bed. Cath, Pam and I stuck to the plan and bought Vaparetto tickets and hopped on one to Burano,… Continue reading Quiet for a moment – a chance to catch up
I had grand plans to catch up on the last couple of days of progress, this evening. Not going to make it, though. Maybe tomorrow. Suffice to say that much exploration has happened, not all of it according to plan. Navigation made more interesting by the fact that the Garmin took a couple of days… Continue reading Too tired to blog
Very excited, but at the same time concerned that we either won’t remember all of the things that need to be sorted-out before we go, or that we will think of something that can’t be squeezed into the available time. Aargh! At least I seem to have the news-blog up and running now. Random tweakage… Continue reading Only one week to go to blast-off!