Luxembourg

We had a bit of a lie-in this morning…7.30! We had breakfast at the hotel and planned what we were going to do today. The buses are free on a weekend (or maybe just this weekend – we didn’t quite understand), so we caught the bus up to the Kirchberg area. The bus turned off […]

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Bergamo

We had breakfast and packed our stuff up and left it at the B&B and went exploring the Citta Alta and Bergamo for the morning and early afternoon. Our flight out wasn’t until 4.40pm, so we had time… We got the funicular up to the Citta Alta again and made the effort to go back […]

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Milan and Bergamo

We left Como in the morning, dragging our suitcases back to the same train station we arrived at. In Milan, we left our luggage at the station – 5 hours for 18 Euro for 3 cabin bag size items. What a rort. But you gotta do what you gotta do. Our first destination was, of […]

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Como and Brunate

We had a leisurely breakfast and made our way towards the funicular up to Brunate. We went along a few different streets this time, and they had to be photographed 🙂 Along the way, we walked past the cathedral, which happened to be open. Of course this meant I had to go in. Eileen preferred […]

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Cruising Lake Como

We had a fairly lazy day today, just cruising on Lake Como. Absolutely beautiful scenery, weather, villas…I took too many photos (I know, so unlike me! 😉 ) We got off at Tremezzo because Eileen’s Godfather’s father was from there, and we had some lunch. We didn’t have time to do much more though, because […]

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Cruising in Cinque Terra

Got up feeling quite sore for some reason… Hobbled down to the harbour and bought ourselves coffee and something to eat to take away and sat ourselves down on a stone bench and had a picnic. I wanted to go up the tower and Eileen couldn’t face the idea of steps again, so I took […]

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Cinque Terre Trekking

We decided to do a little hike today. The best and most panoramic one. We started by going down to the harbour to get ourselves some breakfast. And since I was here and the view emptier of tourists – and the locals in full force: After that we headed to the railway station to get […]

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Florence

We got up and I popped down to the Duomo to see it without people. We then had a leisurely breakfast and then headed out for a view. We happened past the Bargello national museum. We noticed it had no queues so looked it up to see if it was worthwhile … It was, so […]

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Venice to Florence

We had a leisurely breakfast and packed and then got the vaporetto to the station on our daily pass from yesterday. Bargain. We were at the station in plenty of time, so we had some coffee and watched the madness that is Venice from the railway station terrace cafe. Nice view there! The train left […]

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Venice Day 2

I got up around 7 and headed straight out to the San Marco Piazza, to avoid the tourists….too late, but at least they weren’t the throng they are later in the day. Eileen had a bit of a lie-in, while I went photo-walking: After that we went to breakfast in the hotel and planned our […]

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