08-22-2011, 05:12 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Russia, Moscow
And here again we returned to the lakes of Lombardy. Lake Garda! This is the largest lake in Italy, 52 km in length and width of 18 km. We fully circled around the lake, we stopped in the main city-Sirmione, it is located on a narrow peninsula, 4 km long and is famous fortress Rocca Scaligera. We drove along the road of James Bond, with dark, narrow tunnels in the rocks (there filming a scene from "Casino Royale"). Visited the Gardaland, with a bunch of rides. In our opinion this is the most beautiful lake in all that we saw in Italy.
Next stop was Verona, a beautiful ancient city. In Verona, at the hotel reception said us that today in the Arena (third largest surviving Roman Amphitheatre) Concert of Deep Purple - almost at a run, we got to the Arena, the concert began only 5 min. ago, quietly bought tickets for 30 euros / piece. and watched the concert, sitting on the steps of the Arena, which nearly two thousand years. The concert was fantastic, but when they sang Smoke on the water, the musicians, I think, do shed tears themselves, because the entire Arena stood up and sang all together! The following day we inspected the city. But we had a bit worried because when we had just settled into the hotel our Max stopped to start up. We very hope that this is only the battery discharged, and not something more serious. In the morning we took the battery and brought it to the nearest petrol station with a service and left it to charge. Thank God, the problem was really a discharged battery.
Vicenza. A very nice town, but time was limited, so we quickly toured the center. And, of course, stopped at a Dainese D-Store!
Padua. The world-famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, which kept its relics. In Padua is also the largest square in Europe - Prato della Valle.
The final point of our trip was Venice! Of course, it is little one full day for this town, I hope we have once again been there.
From Venice to Moscow, we got over 2.5 days, with two overnight stays. On the way we stopped in Vienna, bought me a new helmet shoe. Not as advertising but as a good advice: if you'll be in Vienna, go to this moto- shophttp://www.bikecity.at/ - warm welcome and a cup of wonderful coffee are guaranteed.
All photos herehttp://photo.qip.ru/users/panda-77/3925541/?mode=xlarge
first - Lake Garda, Tremosine ("Road of James Bond")
second - Stelvio Pass
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