Monthly Archives: July 2019

Day 32 – Heading Home – Milan to Zurich to NYC to Buffalo

“Home Sweet Home” “The Thrill of Coming Home has Never Changed” “Traveling is so much better when you know you have a wonderful home to go back to” Who writes that nonsense? Yes, we are back home safe and sound. … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Milan to the suburbs

Our semi-whirlwind stay in Milan ended with one last visit to the Milano Centrale train station. Upon checking out of the hotel, they arranged a taxi for us and off we went. We decided to stay close to the airport … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Milan – DaVinci’s The Last Supper – Il Cenacola

We had to get up early today to get to the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. That’s where we picked up our tickets to view Leonardo DaVinci’s Last Supper or Il Cenacola. We had reservations for the 8:45 am … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Off to Milan – Italy here we come!

Lugano has been delightful, but now it’s time to move on again. We took our time getting ready and packing this morning; there’s no rush since we don’t have to checkout until 11:00 and our train doesn’t leave until 1:00 … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Lugano – Oggi non abbiamo fatto niente

Today we did nothing – and enjoyed it immensely. After traveling around and seeing so many incredible sights, we decided that today we would just soak up the beauty of Lugano. After breakfast, we checked out the lounge / bar … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Lugano – Life around the piazzas

Woke up to bright sunshine streaming into the room; looks like another beautiful day ahead. Cleaned up and went down for breakfast in a room that looks like it would have previously been a restaurant or ballroom. Many choices to … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Bernina Express to Lugano

Today we left the mountains of St. Moritz and journeyed to beautiful Lugano. To make the trip, we chose to go by the Bernina Express; it’s another of the wonderful panoramic trains offered by the Swiss. After checking out, we … Continue reading

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Day 25 – St. Moritz Lake and a little rest

We woke up to another beautiful morning. It looks like a nice day to enjoy some sunshine before the afternoon rain comes along. We cleaned up and went down for breakfast. The breakfast room looks like it was a dining … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Sunny day in St. Moritz

After last evening’s rain, we woke up to a sunny day with blues skies and just a few puffy white clouds. I see some walking in our future. We went down to breakfast and then stopped by the front desk … Continue reading

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Day 23 – St. Moritz via the Glacier Express

Zermatt was delightful, but now it’s time to head to St. Moritz. Our vacation time is disappearing faster than a bottle of Rosé on a sunny day. Woke up this morning to beautiful clear, blue skies. We looked out the … Continue reading

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Day 22 – Strolling through the streets of Zermatt

It’s our last day here, so today we’re walking around Zermatt to see a little bit of the town. Everything I read about is centered around the Matterhorn and skiing, but the town is really charming and deserves to be … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Gornergrat and the Matterhorn

Today we’ll get as close to the Matterhorn as we can without climbing it. If only I had brought my boots. It rained overnight, but the morning only looked slightly overcast. We went down for breakfast and to check the … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Riding the rails to Zermatt

Travel day from the scorching heat in Lausanne to the cool mountains of Zermatt. The weather is showing a 30 degree difference in temperatures. Break out the woolies! Up early to clean up and pack before heading out. We decided … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Lausanne – When the day gets warm, the warm go cruising!

Temps are going to be the hottest we have encountered so far, so a boat ride sounds much cooler than walking around town. There is a longer cruise that goes from Lausanne to Geneva and back that sounds perfect. It … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Visiting the Lavaux Vineyards

Another warm day ahead of us, but looking forward to seeing the vineyards and tasting some new wines. Today we visited the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux wine region. We’ve seen them from afar while taking the train in to Lausanne … Continue reading

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