Ido's Trip to North Italy

Trip's Description
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Day 1 - Beatiful Verona
Day 2 - Garda Lake
Day 3 - Garda Land
Day 4 - Venice
Day 5 - Flexible day & Opera
Day 6 - To Cortina
Day 7 - Averau Mountain
Day 8 - Tre Cime Range
Day 9 - To Milan
Day 10 - Last day in Milan
Day 11 - Back Home

Day 1 - Beautiful Verona

From Air Port to Milan

We departed from Israel early morning and arrived at 10'oclock in Italy - Milan. We will comeback to Milan near the end of the trip but meanwhile Verona was waiting for us. Milan's Airport is big and far from Milan itself. You can find there cheap busses that will bring you straight to Milan's train station (Stazione Centrale) within 50 minutes.

From Milan to Desenzano

Our hotel for the next four nights lies within Desenzano and Dafna wanted to get rid of the heavy luggage as soon as possible. ( It is possible to continue straight to Verona and leave the luggage in the train station but there won't be many eye watching over them for you) Traveling to Desenzano is pretty simple with Italian train and walk to the hotel took about 10 minutes. is Desenzano stationed on the "Milan-Venice" rail and the length of the journey is about 90 minutes. In Day 2 I will tell more about Desenzano.

From Desenzano to Verona

Getting to Verona is with a train in the same route of "Milan-Venice" You'll be in Verona's train station within 20 minutes. (Notice the Verona got 2 train stations and you'll need the first one). It is possible to take from the station a bus to the center of Verona but we decided walk after all the "Vehicles travel". It took about 15 minutes and we're there.

Beautiful Verona

Verona is an ancient city famously known mainly because of the well known story "Romeo and Juliet" which supposedly happened there. The ancient (And the more interesting) part of the city holds a beautiful ancient architecture alongside a modern city crowded with people (Or to be precise tourists).Anyhow the city isn't noisy and spacey enough for traveling peacefully. Beside the beautiful city you can enjoy the market or alleys with clothing shops that most women will regard equally interesting as the city itself.
We arrived to Verona in Monday , which by the books, is a day that most of the sites are closed. In practice I almost couldn't find one site that was closed. When standing in front of the amphitheater of the main Plaza (Piazza Della Arba) you will first notice the feeling of ambivalence between the ancient and modern.

The ambivalence of Verona - Ancient & Modern

Another point of interest is Juliet's home where by the story she waited on the porch for Romeo. It isn't as impressive as it sound but it's just too hard to let go of Juliet.
Josti garden is another good site and worth of a visit. It is just your "typical" Renaissance garden :). It is big beautiful and nurtured. Getting to though might prove a challenge since he his hiding in the center's rim beyond the river.
Aside from these Verona still holds pretty Plazas and cathedrals (But you will see many like these and even more impressive in other places)

Josti Garden

Going back to Desenzano

When evening fell, after half a day in Verona, happy and content with a good start we returned to our hotel in Descanzano. "Hotel City" was very hospitable and the room had a domestic and warm feeling. Just behind the hotel was the city's port which incidentally is the place where the locals hang out. The atmosphere of the port in night is very pleasant and you can go through several stores, eat in restaurants or pizzeria and for if night life is you niche you can find several quality pubs.

Day summary

half a day traveling and getting to the hotel - can get a bit shorter if you leave the luggage in Verona's train station.
Half a day in Verona - Not the miss but half a day suffice, we visited almost all the places we wanted.
Evening in Desenzano- Great way to call it a day.