Where for art thou?

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Day two in Italy and we are off on another adventure.  Today our road trip begins.

We have been very good with Milano’s public transport,  it has been really easy to figure out thanks to mummy’s exceptional navigational skills.  We have tried them all, taxi, bus, train and of course the plane we arrived in.  Today after breakfast we checked out of our Hotel – Hotel Madison, Best Western Milano, and caught the bus to Linate airport to pick up our sweet ride for the rest of our trip.  ‘Silver fox’ is a very nice silver Peugeot Station Wagon.  Once we had our wheels we decided it was a little bit too late to go to Lake Como, so we drove onto the A4 to get to Venice via Verona.  Sounds easy enough, unless you have never driven a manual left hand drive, on the opposite side of the road.  It took us a couple of tries to get out of the car park, mummy kept trying to change the gears near the door! It was little bit scary, the Italians drive very fast and are a bit impatient if you are going too slow.

Fun Fact #2: On the Italian Motorways you can travel 130km/h.

Verona

Romeo, Romeo where for art thou?

 

 

The love Graffiti near Juliet's balcony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few wrong turns and exits later we arrived in Verona.  It was really beautiful, such a quaint and romantic kind of city.  Mummy had told me the story of Romeo and Juliet and how it was based in fair Verona, so we visited Juliet’s balcony.  What a gorgeous building and on the outside of it there were lots and lots of graffiti, but it was graffiti about love, painted in all different colours. It was kind of pretty so we took some pictures here.

The main square of Verona was surrounded by painted buildings and lots of markets in the middle.  The markets sold all sorts of things from fruit, hats, t-shirts and fancy masks. Some of the masks were elegant and very detailed and some were a little bit scary. Daddy took me wandering through the markets whilst mummy took lots of photos.

Shopping in the Piazza, Verona

 

 

 

All the scary and beautiful masks

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the road again, we noticed that the outside temperature had reached its max for the day a balmy 43 degrees Celsius. What’s it like back in Australia?

 

Silverfox

Fun fact #3: Venice is built on 117 small islands connected by 400 bridges over 150 canals.

We parked our car in a big parking lot –Tronchetto, just outside of Venice and caught the ferry to San Marco.  Wow Piazza San Marco is massive!  Unfortunately we didn’t stop long to admire how beautiful it was because we wanted to find our hotel and have a shower, we have plenty of time for that over the next three days. It was still very hot and we had been walking around with our bags for a while.  Venice is like a maze and when you haven’t got a map for it, it can be very difficult to find your way.  We learnt the hard way when mummy couldn’t find the hotel.  We walked for ages and poor daddy looked a bit like a sweaty pack horse carrying all the big heavy bags.

Catching the ferry to San Marco

I fell asleep after a shower and a feed from mummy, but daddy told me they went out for dinner and a little stroll down some of the narrow alleys and canals.  I went along of course in my pram, but I didn’t see any of it as I was sound asleep after another big day.

H x

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5 responses »

  1. Hi my darling little traveller
    I have had fun reading all about your adventures
    My goodness the weather has been warm for you
    Glad to see you are wearing a cute hat it looked very stylish on you
    Tell mummy to make sure she doesn’t drive at 130 klm like the crazy Italians as she has very precious cargo on board
    Have fun and keep safe and happy
    Love omi and poppy
    Xxooxx

  2. So awesome reading this Michelle, I can’t believe how hot it is there!! It’s only 15 degrees here still and raining! 😦 Venice is amazing, you’ll love it! It is actually not hard to navigate once you get your boundries!
    Hugs to you guys! xo

  3. Hi Harlow, I must say you look very cute in your sun hat, it looks like you are having a good time with Mummy and Daddy, the photos Mummy has sent are great, I see Daddy’s first stop was soccer ground, very good photos, it looks like you have been a very good girl, G Dad and I look forward to getting these up dates on were you are, we miss you all, already, lots of love and kisses love you all G nan G Dad. Xxxxxxxxoooooo

  4. Hi Harlow.
    What beautyful Pictures of you but also of Venice, yes there are lots of Bridges , I have been to Venice with your Opa , but we had lots of Rain we loved the City and its History. Your Daddy looks like a Italien,he has got already a suntan. Your Mum looks nice with the Mask . Hope the Wether cools down for you, we have Rain .Lots of love and KIsses Oma

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