Blogs from Varese, Lombardy, Italy, Europe


Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Varese July 14th 2016

Geo: 45.8176, 8.8263814th July Sacro Monte Unesco of Varese. We stayed the night and had time to tour the city on the top of the hill. There are lots of steps and amazing views. There are alleyways and tunnels everywhere. It was like we had just gone back in time. It was a really odd experience. It's amazing and is really worth the trip driving up the hill and then walking through the ancient city to see the amazing views. We had to park below and walk up to the hotel. The pizzas are large but best of all the views are amazing.... read more
Sacro Monte-VARESE Stairs
Sacro Monte-VARESE - Steeple
Sacro Monte-VARESE Church

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Varese January 29th 2010

Friday 29.1.210 day 107 MV Augusta factory - Varese We took the autobahn to Varese and although we did not have the address of the MV Augusta factory we knew it was near a lake so we went looking and found it very fast. That say you have to book and they verifies with your dealer if you are an owner to do a tour we just turned up and asked and they were very kind and did a tour just for us and they gave us a gift of a key chain etc. We were not allowed to take photos in the factory so sorry no pic’s for you. It was very excited to see where our bikes had been born and see them putting them together. We then drove to Verona by the autobahn ... read more
Italy before Imola 168
Italy before Imola 169
Italy before Imola 170

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Varese September 29th 2009

We haven't noticed that the sun in Europe has been causing us to become sunburnt and we have been a bit slack using sunscreen and always wearing a hat. However the sun has struck back when we(or should I say I) didn't take into account that the air was clearer at 3089 metres above sea level and protection against the brilliant sun on the vivid snow.The consequences were a sunburn head for me as I left my cap in the car at Tasch in our desire to get up the mountain.Gretchen reckons I glowed in the dark last night.Thankfully the redness has diminished somewhat this morning and I will be putting plenty of moisturiser on over the next few days to limit the peeling that I am sure will come!!! Todays drive takes us over the ... read more
Part of the avalanche gallery on the road
Driving through an avalanche galley
More grand mountains above the Simplon Pass

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Varese February 25th 1972

Day 14 - Friday 25th February A very pleasant night's sleep and up early for the adventure ahead. Breakfast was not too expensive for a hotel costing 600 Lira but in itself breakfast was 40% of a normal day's spend. Then disaster - we waited until 11am but no Porsche arrived - had the driver been forced to change his plans or was he just leading us on ! We had to pay for the hotel room at 2450 Lira (£1= 1550) and to add to injury, we were on the wrong side of Milan for the route to Florence. Oh well chin up - off we walk in the direction of the autostrade. The first lift in a very small Fiat helped us to the main road where we were picked up by another Fiat ... read more

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