29 juin 2010

La dolce vita ... (#4]

Time to leave: ... but still by travelling on a perfectly and dusty old Italian train, finding the right bus stop (and the right bus to catch), to finally reach the airport. Ciao ciao Italia !
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28 juin 2010

La dolce vita ... (#3)

One day at sea, one day in the mountains, that is real life ! And the mountain trip was then directed to Mont Mottarone. First stage, reaching the cable car. The easy way would have been to use a taxi boat, but we finally ended up walking in the countryside and getting lost, but always with seaview ... Once close to Stresa, back to the harbour: And straight away, after the first cable car, some hundreds meters above: But actually this was only half the way up ... One hour later: Ready to go down ! ... or... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2010

La dolce vita ... (#2)

Well ... program for the day : Lago Maggiore, and its nice islands. First, and smallest one: Isola Madre ... We were not exactly interested by the botanical garden, though the only path outside was worth it ... Touristic stuff ... Non-touristic place ... Natural place ... (?) Next stop on the lake: Pallanza. Siesta time ... Or pizza time ? Digestion along the marina ... And we are exactly on time to catch the boat for Isola Superiore Dei Pescatori ... But where are... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2010

La dolce vita ... (#1)

Friday, time to start holidays, and to escape Milano for other landscapes. The goal we are heading to is a quiet and sunny balcony, in Baveno, 200m from the Lago Maggiore, though with mountain view ... (and spumante!): Disgressions on the so cute church ...        ... and finally by night: For the rest, Baveno looks like a perfect Italian village, with extraodinary ice creams, pizze, and so warm nights :-)
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19 juin 2010

Milano, Riva del Garda, Milano ... Italia ! [#1)

Just a short stay in Milano, by night, to pick up a glance at the Duomo ... ... and of course to enjoy once more excellent Italian food: Sunday morning, train + bus to Riva Del Garda, and even if the sky is still a bit rainy, and even if the windows of the bus are not perfectly clean ... wooowwww: Moreover, rainy day mean empty streets, and above all no tourists ... Well, it could look like holidays ... but it is not ... at least not exactly :-) Believe it or not, people were working hard... [Lire la suite]
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