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Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento October 22nd 2016

Heute habe ich zuhause schön gefrühstückt und bin dann los gefahren. Der Verkehr war auf der ganzen Strecke problemlos. An der Raststation Inntal habe ich dann noch für 2 mal 10 Tage eine Vignette in Österreich gekauft. Später in Trient habe ich eine weitere Pause eingelegt und habe am Piazza del Duomo einen Cafe Latte getrunken. Anschließend war ich noch im Dom selber und in Tridentum La Citta Sotterranea, welches eine römische Ausgrabungsstätte in der Stadt ist. Danach bin ich weiter zum Gardasee, wobei ich das Westufer hinunter gefahren bin, was zwar stellenweise sehr schön, aber zeitaufwendiger als die weitere Fahrt auf der Autobahn über Verona war. Jetzt bin ich im Hotel angekommen. Man braucht in der Tat in Italien Adapterstecker. Ich habe so einen, aber unglücklicherweise passt der Stecker meines Laptops nicht dort hinein. Aber ... read more
Am Westufer des Gardasee entlang.
Tridentum La Citta Sotterranea.
Fontana di Nettuno und Casa Cazuffi-Rella.

Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento May 29th 2014

We had left our caravan last summer in Augsburg, Bavaria, so we had a long drive down there, broken up by visiting friends. We arrived at Augsburg about 12.30 and the site was closed for dinner. However, we found our caravan which seemed dirty but OK and not, as we feared, full of gypsies! Next day we spent some time cleaning it and putting things away so we were then soon off for Italy. The sat nav decided not to take us the straightforward motorway route via Munich but through the hills around Oberammergau, past Innsbruck and into the Dolomites. We had been used to the cold and rain of Germany and even Austria but as we drove into Italy the skies cleared and the sun shone. We had decided that a campsite near Trento on ... read more
Italian Ice Cream at Last
What More can There be in Life
Trento Centre

Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento September 2nd 2012

We woke up; well Kirsten woke up and then woke me up. Let’s go the day is wasting, yea, yea I know you have the GO GO. I’ll see you at breakfast; Bea is already down there. I got up and did a 1-minute shower, in a shower that is 18 inches by 18 inches. I’m not kidding. I then joined Kirsten and Bea down stairs for breakfast. Ok, they watched me eat my breakfast as they planned their day. We loaded up the car and started going toward Verona As we were going south Kirsten saw the winery were we stayed 3 years earlier. She pulls in and says let’s see if their open. They were and we tasted some of their grappa, it was very good so we purchased a couple bottles for Kirsten ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento August 14th 2009

Well, this blog won't let me list more than one country, but this summer Linda and I along with Wendy, Linda's sister, and Marlys, Linda's mother traveled to London, Venice and Northern Italy, Croatia, Athens and various Greek islands. These islands included Mykkonos, Corfu, and on the Peleponese, Katakolon (where we took a train to Olympia, and walked around the ruins of the Olympic village where they still start the Olympic tourch). I enjoyed Italy the most. I was able to practice speaking Italian, and try to get a little more fluent. Greece was more challenging because I don't speak or read a word of Greek. Mykkonos was very exotic and beautiful. We toured the island of Corfu, and had a cab driver/tour guide give us a guided tour. Let me tell you: that's worth ... read more
Looking at the Adriatic
Split, Croatia
Corfu

Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento May 24th 2009

We woke up with the sun rising over Dolomites. Our hostess had our breakfast ready and her two beautiful kids were running in and out just talking and playing. We took off toward Trento knowing we wanted to find wineries to taste the area wines and cheeses. The first one we came to was the Family Winery of the B&B we stayed at, Mazarado. It was huge and as we expected, very nice. From there we continued on SS12 heading up into the mountains. We quickly found a second winery and wellness hotel. We stopped and had a glass wine and olives. Very tasty, after finishing, we then continued to go up, up, up into the mountains. Kirsten was hoping to find a farm that would have a cheese tasting or some samples. Well that didn’t ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento May 22nd 2009

We had breakfast at the hotel and reviewed our plans for today. We decided to hop on the Autostrada and make good time going to Verona. We drove through the Po Valley and it was flat and lots of fields of stuff growing. No Roman ruins that I could see. We made it to Verona before lunch parked the car and headed off to the arena. Verona’s Arena is the third largest and is the only one that is still being used today. It was very impressive. We walked through the tunnels where slaves and gladiators once stood, sat in the stands and once we conquered the lions, we were ready for lunch. I was hungry, so we set of to the Piazza Erbe (is named after the Herb market that was held there for over ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento May 12th 2009

Levico Terme: 4th - 10th May 2009 We have arrived: the Italian Alps. The setting for XCamp2009 - my first paragliding competition...but have no fear - I'm not that good. I chose this week long “comp” because the format is designed for pilots who want to learn more about competing, and specifically about long distance flying, a.k.a. “cross-country flying” or just “XC”. To fly a long distance, it helps to have long valleys that allow a pilot to fly along the mountains and with open, grassy fields below to land safely. The Alps make an ideal setting. For me, this was much less about competing than learning. There were too many good pilots (and a few great pilots) there for me to expect to win outright given my current skill level. Serious pilots...guys who roll their ... read more
Launch
Checking Conditions
Getting Set Up

Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento January 25th 2009

At 7am on Friday morning 56 very excited (albeit bleary-eyed) international students met at Bologna bus station to drive to the Dolomites for a fun-filled weekend of snow. The journey took less than five hours and passed quickly with the help of “L’era Glaciale” (Ice Age in Italian) and Andrea (head of ESN) working his magic with the microphone. We arrived a little after midday and due to ESN’s undying enthusiasm for “passeggiate” (walks) set out on one almost as soon as we stepped off the coach. We took sledges with us and walked along a track through a valley alongside a stream. There was so much snow and it was really beautiful. We had a few mishaps with finding the route, due to copious amounts of lovely soft fresh snow, and I found myself several ... read more
Our palace
On the frozen lake
First day on the Slopes

Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento August 26th 2008

Yay, photos! A whole bunch of them! Anyways. Monday made my head whirl. First there was a train ride to the Italy/Slovenia border, which was mostly interesting because of the weather. When I left the hostel it was cloudy and foggy and cold; 6 minutes of tunnel later it was blazing hot and sunny on the other side of the mountain without a cloud in sight. Then I changed trains in the border town of Nova Gorica / Gorizia. I felt bad at this point, since I didn't have time to find a Slovenian cookie. Most of 6 days in that country without a cookie! It's a sin. I soon arrived in Venice, and tried to make up for it. Venice is amazing, and Venice is a maze. Really. I spent only a few hours exploring ... read more
I has a torch!
Wheat Weavings
This was a first

Europe » Italy » Trentino Alto Adige » Trento July 4th 2008

Venice! SO COOL! Did you know that Venice is made up of 117 islands? It makes sense, doesn't it, that a city famous for its nurmerous canals that those canals carve up the land into islands? But I hadn't ever thought of it that way. So, every bridge Jan and I walked across was fun because we were crossing over to another island by just walking over a bridge! The canals do make Venice a special place, and the buildings which loom over them are enchanting. The city itself is surprisingly dead, in that there are more tourists than there are Venetians now. More and more of the old buildings quickly fall into disrepair, and charming old back streets become errie. It is sad to see it now, for what it once was, especially at night. ... read more




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