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 […]Read more "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 […]Read more "Milan and Bergamo"
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 […]Read more "Como and Brunate"
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 […]Read more "Cruising Lake Como"
Today was another travel day. We went to our usual bar for breakfast and then went back and finished packing and checked out. We headed down to the station and caught an earlier train (and ran into some Aussies we’d met at dinner a couple of days ago) to Levanto. There we had to wait […]Read more "Cinque Terre to Como, Italy"
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 […]Read more "Cruising in Cinque Terra"
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 […]Read more "Cinque Terre Trekking"
We got up really early at 6am to see that it was pouring rain. I went to reception and ordered us a taxi in plenty of time for our train. Then went back to pack up and pay and then have a quick coffee and croissant since we only had 10 minutes for brekky. We […]Read more "Florence to Pisa to Vernazza in Cinque Terra"
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 […]Read more "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 […]Read more "Venice to Florence"
Our last day in Venice, so we wanted to see some of the other islands. Most famous are Murano (glass) and Burano (lace), both of which I’ve been to twice before. This time, however, we went to some different ones as well (some on purpose, others, not so much…) We’d planned to go really early, […]Read more "Murano, Burano and other Venetian Islands"
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 […]Read more "Venice Day 2"