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From Venice to Bergamo

In May 2023, I embarked on an Italian Adventure which took me to many of the best cities and regions of Northern Italy.

The trip started in the iconic city of Venice where I re-acquainted myself after three decades with this world famous city. I stayed on Venice Lido, a short boat transfer across from the heart of the city and San Marco square.

From Venice I hit the railway tracks and took in the cities of Padua and Vicenza. These lesser known cities are a delight and well worth visiting either in their own right or as part of an Italy tour.

South Tyrol & Beyond

After a lovely stop in Vicenza I travelled into the South Tyrol and the remarkable town of Bolzano which offers a mix of both Italian and German culture and cuisine.

From Bolzano, it was to Lake Garda and the popular lakeside town of Desenzano del Garda. This stop included a day trip by boat to Sirmione.

From Lakes To The Cities

After a few days in Lake Garda, I took the train and bus to the small Lake Iseo which included time spent in the towns of Iseo, Sarnico and Paratico.

From Lake Iseo it was on to Brescia, a surprisingly lovely city and the start and finish of the iconic motor race – the Mille Miglia which is celebrated at the wonderful Mille Miglia Museum.

My final stop was at the medieval city of Bergamo and its incredible Citta Alta.

Follow the links above to each of my blogs on what turned out to be an Italian Adventure full of discovery, life, history, and culture.

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