Sunday, 28 August 2011

Italian Sojourn August 2011

Bella Italia!
This time with one of my BFFs and her daughter and a quasi
last minute travel planning. I paid for my Cologne-Milano
Europa-Spezial with reservation for 103.50Euro. Check especial
offers by Die Bahn but you need at least three days before
the actual travelling day. We left Cologne at 10.53, reached
Zuerich at 5pm to get our connection to Milano. We reached Milano
at about 9.10pm with some 20 minutes delay.
Our Travel Schedule:
August. 18 - Travel to Milano, Overnight Milano
August 19 - Travel to Padova, visit to St. Anthony
overnight with Cecil S. in Padova. We were instantly
invited to join an instant party of Pinays with adobo,
sinigang na baboy and pasta with crabs and ube cake.
August 20 - Tour of Venice...what a hot day!
August 21 - Travel to Rome - Vatican City overnight in 3-star Hotel
for 120 Euro for three persons. Air-conditioning was super!
Check Euro Star Italia for special free ride for children
below the age of 12 travelling with parents. Could be
a real treat.
August 22 - Tour of Rome with the Hop on - Hop off for
20Euro per adult. Also especial treat for children but
be sure you have hats and fans as Rome is unbearable in the
month of August. Compare offers of the different tours before
booking. Other Hop on-Hop off companies include night
tours, a bit more expensive but you see more.
August 23 - Train travel to Pisa...ah what tourists do to get
photos of the leaning tower.
One hour train to Firenze to see David,ate expensive ice cream
and then took the train back to our hotel in Milano.
August 24 - tour of Milano's Duomo and the shopping alley
but stayed inside hotel as heat was getting unbearable.
We were also just feeling sooooooooooo exhausted.
August 25 - took our booked train back to Alemanya
and we reached Cologne at 7.25 pm hungry for German food!
We would like to return soon to Bella Italia but maybe
not during the hot days of August.
Buona Giornata!

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