From the Stone Age to Now
Trip Start Aug 24, 2010
34Trip End Sep 27, 2010
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Steve's Word of the Day: Today we left Milan for our three day journey to Venice. First stop Veronia. We went via a national park north of Lago (lake) D'Iseo which had unbelievable views on the drive (in between the tunnel sections) of very steep cliffs running down to the water and small villages clinging to the edges. Then half way up the cliff there would be a church jutting out, not sure how anybody would get to the but very nice to look at.
The national park had a series of rock carvings starting from the stone age, then iron age and up to 100BC. A insight into what was important for life back then and very interesting to look at now.
Steve's word for the day: Ancient
From Alison: We left Milan this morning for the Val Camenico - a valley which contains a national park full of stone age and iron age rock carvings - the oldest in the world and classified by UNESCO
Steve went down to move the car, found the car park (and a toilet) and after sitting on the side of the road for 45 minutes waiting for him decided that something must have happened to him. So we went down the hill, angry and cross as the people from the national park that claimed to speak little English and didn't understand the word toilet in Italian or English, walked past us speaking perfect English saying about how they had only had 6 Italian visitors that day and that everyone else was foreign
We travelled to Verona, found our hotel and went to a little cafe/restaurant for dinner. I had a stunningly delicious meal of beef on a bed of red onions cooked in balsamic vinegar with a side serve of vegies - artichoke, carrots and zucchini.
Alison's Word of the Day: food
From Becky: Today we had breakfast then left the hotel. Dad drove us through some tunnels (it was very pretty and the view was great - in the tunnels) that went through some mountains on the way to Parco Nationale delle Incisioni Rupestri. Mum thought that the road there was around the mountains and hills and not through them, so before we got to the part where it was supposed to be winding, she made us take travel sick pills, with the most horrible water there ever was
Then we drove to Verona, found the hotel and had dinner, I had (drum roll) margherita pizza.
Becky's Word of the Day: Rock-carvings
From Sam: Today we had breakfast at the hotel (I had 3 little cakes (similar to Twinkies)). After breakfast we got in the car and headed for Parco Nationale delle Incisioni Rupestri where we were going to have a picnic lunch. When we arrived there (after a 2 hour drive through a lot of tunnels) we were tricked into parking somewhere that cost 2 Euros for 10 minutes by an old lady that didn't speak any English and old us to park before she told us the price.
We walked up a hill to the National Park (taking us about 10 minutes to get there) only to find out that it would take us at least 1 hour to walk around the park
After the National Park we drove to Verona where our hotel was. We left our bags at the hotel and got some information on places to eat. After deciding that one of the places didn't look good we stopped at another where I had a few pieces of a pizza that had salmon, rocket,mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese, a piece of margherita pizza and some yellow Fanta.
Sam's Word of the Day: Rocks