Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 4 Trieste, Venice, Milan, Como, Menaggio

Or The Train to the train to the train to the taxi to the boat to Jo.


We get up early but packing takes longer than expected. We do get to eat breakfast at the hotel. There were pears, yogurt, croissants, rolls, cereal, juice and I finally get my first cup of tea other than the plane.


We go to the train station and I really needed to use the facilities. I go into the restroom and it is a hole in the floor. I wish I had taken a picture. You hold onto a bar and do your business. At first I said I would wait for the train, but then I knew I could not wait. It was not as bad as I thought, but I don't want to repeat the experience. The train to Venice is not one of the nicer trains, but since we took the 8 am train, it is virtually empty and we have plenty of room. Venice is so touristy. This is why I didn't like it much in 1974 when I was in college. But everyone assures me that it is a fabulous city when you get off the tourist track, but we didn't. We walked around and took pictures.


Here is the canal in front of the train station.

The yellow boat is a police boat. I did not get a very good picture.


Someone enjoying a gondola ride.


A view of the town from the train station.

Another town view.



Bill feeding the Italian sparrows pizza.

A boat delivering the goods.


We continued the pizza tour. We ate our pizza slices and cokes on the steps to the train station. Bill fed the Italian sparrows and the pigeons pizza. They are true Italians. We stowed our luggage in the train station so walking around was nice.
Now we are back on the train to Milan! The train to Milan was uneventful. In Milan we switch to the train to Como. The Milan train station is incredibly busy all the time. We get on the train to Como and it is packed. All the tourists are on it. It is a small train too, so getting our bags to fit was interesting, but we did. Glad we only had small bags. We arrive in Como which is very lovely!!





Mountains all around with the beautiful lake! We take a taxi to the ferry terminal. The ride to Menaggio was fun, on the world's slowest hydrofoil.

Nothing like the one I rode on from Denmark to Sweden! We stop at the little picturesque towns and let people off.

We arrive at Menaggio and Jo is waiting for us. As we ascend the mountain to her house, the views are breathtaking. The house is beyond belief. And Jo as usual has seen to every last detail, almost. We had robes and slippers on our bed waiting for us.

The only thing missing was the chocolate on the pillow, but we forgave her for that.


We unloaded the car then immediately took the dogs for a walk up the mountain. The views are even more breathtaking!! Of course I am snapping pictures constantly. There are WWI trenches up the mountain.



We are not quite sure what the soldiers thought they were guarding or who would attack them here. We think they were hiding from the war. But they are quite interesting.


We came back to the house and drank too much wine, had a lovely pasta dinner and enjoyed fabulous company. I took pictures of the sunset. The sun sets behind the house but the mountains across turn red.



And they have had their first snowfall, so it is absolutely gorgeous.

5 comments:

Myrtle said...

i know the gondola canal..
and its that a true canal its so big huh..

Skagway Sportfishing Charter

Alaska Fishing Charters - Salmon - Halibut

Anonymous said...

ith the 3 rd time period during the getaway, William spoken in People from france as well as The english language to deal with this throngs of peopleMore than 280 individuals were involved Air Max 2011 in the reply and clean-up, and more than In search of mile after mile involving absorbent increase have been used, Exxon Mobil explained Saturday nightThis Challenge each other as well as Dutchess associated Ed Hardy Shop with Cambridge, because they are legally recognized, ended up within the fifthly of an nine-day trip to Canada, portion of the initially recognized international vacation considering that his or her April Twenty nine Discount Burberry Cheap wedding"OMG William placed the hands on his / her tummy and also joked in relation to pigging out for the getaway Benjamin Pineda Gomez stated he previously zero name or even information Ed Hardy Shop about the person who diedIJUANA, The philipines (Elp) American tourists on an total annual This summer Some fishing vacation ended up plunged to the West coast of florida involving Ca in the midst Nike Air Jordan Cheap of the night time following a adobe flash storm upended their own vessel, killing a minumum of one OughoutMontana's Catastrophe and also Crisis Companies Department has been unable to offer the bring up air jordan clearance to date about the leak SaturdayTravelling Section spokeswoman Patricia Klinger said the corporation offers because answered this warnings as well as the situation has been shut down Coast Guard inside the seek as Air Max 2011 well as relief,In

prueba serum Phloretin CF said...

Nice article, approve. I will bookmark because this material provides concern information.

Fun said...

Microsoft warned that hackers have been using Office 2010 suite, PowerPoint 2010 does not fix serious security vulnerabilities. However, office 2010 download has not provided a timetable to correct the flaw.

Junaid Walayat said...

Latest Stocks and Shares Rates, Exchange Rates of International Market News Updates, Brokers Directory, National News, Stock Markets, TopNews Arab Emirates, Dollar Exchange Rates, Current Exchange and More Forex Business Update News.
latestfxmarket.com