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Italy 2022 – Bergamo

Our next stop: the Medieval town of Bergamo. The city dates back to 49 BC and is really two cities in one. There is the upper city or Città Alta and the lower city of Città Bassa. The lower town … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Venezia

Ciao Venezia! It is so exciting to be back. We just love the hustle and bustle on the canals without a car or truck in sight – and the canals are bustling. After passing through the passport control and collecting … Continue reading

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Italy 2022 – Venice to Brescia – Rail strike

After our wonderful stay in Venice, we would travel by train to Brescia with a transfer in Verona. The entire trip would take about two and a half hours – on a normal day. We had already received the notice … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 11 – Moving on

It’s hard to believe that our time in Alba is over. We had a such a good time and enjoyed sharing that time with Jan and Dave. The mathematical equation is: Good friends + good food + good wine = … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 10 – Final day in Alba

Both couples needed a chill day. David and I both talked about being tuckered out and Jan and Dave still have another eight days to go. In the early afternoon we met up with Valerie and Martina to pass on … Continue reading

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Piedmont – Day 9 – A day in Turin

Ok, right off the bat, I promise – no cheap jokes about how our tour was ‘shrouded’ in mystery. We woke up early to catch the train to Turin, which is known as Torino in Italy. We met Luca at … 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 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 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 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 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 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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Day 16 – Dust off the French, we’re heading to Lausanne

After a wonderful stay in Lauterbrunnen, today we travel to the French region of Switzerland. We’ll be staying in the town of Lausanne, taking boat rides on Lake Geneva and visiting the nearby vineyards. This morning we were up early … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Lauterbrunnen, here we come

We really enjoyed our time in and around Interlaken, but now it is time to move on. We’ll spend the next three nights in the town of Lauterbrunnen. Lauterbrunnen is located in a valley just twenty minutes away from Interlaken. … Continue reading

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