Slowly does it...our trip to north Italy

Oct 8th, 2019, 08:01 AM
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That's fantastic!! Yay you guys! Hope your luck holds for the long leg!!

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Oct 8th, 2019, 09:32 AM
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Absolutely wonderful report. Thanks for posting. And get some rest after this super active trip.
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Oct 8th, 2019, 03:58 PM
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What a lovely trip - and such great photos.

I hope your mum's baggage wasn't overweight coming home with all he new tablecloths
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Oct 9th, 2019, 03:11 AM
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lovely report - thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Hope the long flight home went as well as expected and that you are now recovering.
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Oct 9th, 2019, 11:05 AM
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Thanks, annhig, wide awake at 2:30 am, but home to a warm welcome (especially by doggo, LOL)

Nonconformist, I was carrying my mother’s breadboard, beautiful wood and souvenir, but pretty heavy. She got an extra bag for her linen purchases

Travelling with older parents is a different dynamic, glad we were able to create such a fantastic experience while tolerating our little eccentricities given we often shared a room and didn’t have a lot of personal space or alone time.

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Oct 10th, 2019, 01:02 PM
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Nonconformist, I was carrying my mother’s breadboard, beautiful wood and souvenir, but pretty heavy. She got an extra bag for her linen purchases >>

I had to get an extra bag too for my purchases in the US - they weren't so much numerous as bulky.

I love your description of travels with your mother. I particularly admire you for that given that my only foray into taking my mum on holiday was a never to be repeated experience. Between them she and my DH made the whole 5 days intolerable. My fault I'm sure but it makes me admire how well you dealt with this even more.
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Oct 11th, 2019, 12:14 AM
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Wonderful trip report, Adelaidean. Like Swandav, I follow your travels on the map.

There's so much of Italy I haven't seen yet. Who knew there were such places, outside Venice!
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Oct 11th, 2019, 03:57 AM
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There's so much of Italy I haven't seen yet. Who knew there were such places, outside Venice!>>

lol, guess where I'm going next week? Will be my 12th visit to Venice I think. [who's counting?] i have 4 nights in Venice, then 6 near Bologna, and then another 2 weeks in Venice cat sitting for a friend. Which reminds me i must research some day trips.
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Oct 12th, 2019, 12:12 AM
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Annhig, I confess to only spending 5 (wonderful) hours in Venice as we did a daytrip from Verona with our boys. I can imagine it would be an incredible place to slowly savour. And Bologna is on my bucket list, too.

Today was a sunny spring day









Jetlag recovery day

Jetlag recovery day




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Oct 12th, 2019, 07:23 AM
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Perfect indeed, looks like a great way to recover, Adelaindean. No such delights for me here - the weather has not been conducive to beach walks, but the forecast in Venice looks good.

Venice as you suggest is multi-layered and I am always finding new things to do and see, as well as enjoying revisiting old haunts. And I am gradually amassing [in my head] a list of places that I find convivial so that wherever I am in the city, I know that there is a nice cafe or bar where I can feel comfortable. That is one of the nicest things about revisiting a place I think. i am not yet there in Bologna but I'd like to be.
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Nov 6th, 2019, 08:20 AM
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Yet again you brightened up a dark gloomy day

Thank you for this top-notch trip report! Iím a Switzerland addict whose interest in Northern Italy has been quite piqued by these charming towns and gorgeous mountains. And the pricesóoh my, do those excite! In Switzerland I really skimp on fancy food to be able to afford the rail pass, comfortable lodgings, and wine(!), but this area seems to offer it all.
And though you obviously possess a keen artistic eye, please do tell what camera you use for those incredible photos!
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Nov 7th, 2019, 06:27 AM
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Fantastic report and photos! Love the many scenic vistas! Beautiful pix of a gorgeous region!
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Nov 9th, 2019, 02:31 PM
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“please do tell what camera you use”.....

packrat, I use a Panasonic DMC FZ200, it is very forgiving as I only use it on automatic and am ignorant of all the individualised settings. But, click on some wonderful scenery and it takes a great shot.
Not a pocket sized camera, but light enough to be reasonably easy to carry.
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