30.05.2011 27 °C
Firstly, I will explain that in northern Italy I was having a harder time getting an internet connection and the time to do it. With the mountainous terrain, the wi-fi on the bus was not good and the hotel in Venice had an archaic system which I couldn’t connect to so I will try to get caught up soon. I have arrived at a hotel with free FAST WI FI so I am now taking advantage of it...
Saturday, date unknown…….wait, I will look it up….I guess it was May 28th. When on a tour, dates mean nothing…only times, wake up times, suitcase out times, pee times, food times…be on time!!!
So, it was a beautiful sunny morning, a great day for another long bus ride. We are stopping in Milan and Verona. On a bus tour, everyone rotates seats so that all get good views and so that the same people cannot monopolize the front seats. Well, this is fairly interesting as it appears we have a “MOLE”. Yes, I do believe someone is intentionally switching up their seats and therefore, it has caused quite a bit of “I think you are in my seat…….but it doesn’t really matter”. All in all, it has been quite entertaining as you know how people can be. We just sit there, watch and chuckle with our “inside voices”.
Milan was beautiful with the largest Gothic style Cathedral in Italy and also is renown for LaScala Opera House which on the outside is not fancy but fantastic on the inside.
We were then off to Verona where we saw Romeo and Juliet’s balcony and another amphitheatre like the Coliseum which we were not able to enter as there were having an awards night that evening and there were rehearsals of the band, etc. going on.
On to Venice where we arrived in time for our gondola ride through the waterways and then to our hotel where we found a very interesting antique hotel. John said to tell you that he has never had such clean feet as on this trip as every hotel has a foot bath…………HA, HA…Bidets!! We hopped another boat and arrived at St. Mark’s square for a little refreshment and entertainment with a live orchestra. Very entertaining. In st. Mark’s Square, you not only pay dearly for a refreshment but you also pay a service charge for sitting and listening to the music.