Friday, 20 May 2011

Sirmione and Verona

Your occasional correspondent makes a brief return.

We arrived at Sirmione using our GPS (Juliet) but could not find our Hotel Catullo. We were just outside a castle gate so Meryl wandered over and asked the polizia guarding the entrance where was Hotel Catullo! Yes you guessed correctly it was inside the castle gate. As we drove over the draw bridge and scattered the lower caste aside we felt rather regal.

I ate my biggest and most expensive (Euro 6.5) gelato (icecream) ever and have decided no gelato for a week.

Later we went for a walk to the end of the isthmus and walked through the 2,000 year old ruins of a big wig roman dude.  Our room had a wonderful 180 degree view of the lake and the hotel had a candle light dinner with pleasant singing, very good food and a lovely ambience.  K and K slummed it on the first floor!

Roman Ruins

Next day we were off to Venice via Verona.

We went to the verandah of Juliet (of Romeo and J..) and watched people rubbing the right breast of the statue of Juliet to bring good fortune in love - kitch but amusing.

Juliet's Balcony


  1. No problem about the gelato thing Meryl. I will sacrifice myself as your personal gelato reporter while in Venice. Simply send a ticket to Venice, and I will be happy to report on the deliciousness of the daily gelatos you will be abstaining from. You may not experience the flavors the same, but at least you will know what you are missing. (yum!) I am s0 happy you all are having a great time together. A few questions though: Did you take any pics of your room at the castle? Will you bring home a brochure from that place? We might go there next time. Juliet's Romeo would not approve of the breast-stroking of her form. Seems like the only ones getting lucky, are the ones who own this place now.

  2. Hi Carole Anne I am not giving up on ice creams it is Glenn, the occasional correspondent.

  3. Hi Meryl and co, Haven't read the blog for a few days and there is so much you have seen. Glad you liked the Austrian mountains. We watched the cyclists riding up that road the other day in one of the races!