Thursday, 22 March 2012

The 'Boris Bikes' in Italy are just a little bit more stylish...

The Arena in Verona is very close the Giardini Vittorio Emanuele.
Just a brief post...I was in Verona on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and it was a busy schedule of eating and drinking extremely decent wines and excellent Italian food. You won't believe me when I say it was exhausting, but it was; we flew BA from Gatwick to Verona then drove along the Autostrada to our first of two wineries. Then we checked into a hotel in central Verona, the Accademia, where we had a half hour break before going out to dinner – six courses and a different wine for each one. Absolutely wonderful.  I was in bed around midnight but slept badly, waking at 0414 English time and staying awake until it was time to get up. I managed a quick breakfast and then a short walk to the Giardino Vittorio Emanuele before turning around and heading back to the hotel reception. We then headed north into the hills towards Trentino to visit another winery and enjoy an excellent lunch too before driving back to Verona and catching a flight back to Gatwick. I reached home around 9pm and, ahem, skipped dinner.

I wrote this post because, when I reached the Giardini Vittorio Emanuele, there was a row of 'Boris Bikes' and I began to wish that I  had brought my camera because the Italian 'Boris Bikes' just looked a little better in terms of design. The Italians just have more style, that's all I'm saying.

I loved Verona – what a fantastic city – and a great trip courtesy of wine importer Enotria.

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