Trip Start Apr 02, 2012
19Trip End Apr 20, 2012
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Leaving the arena we walked down a narrow street with shops lining both sides to the Casa di Giulietta. In the courtyard stood a bronze statue of Juliette and just to the left of the statue was the famous balcony where Romeo stood to meet his love, Juliette. Shakespeare wrote his famous play based on real families.
On the wall to the left of the statue of Juliette are hundreds of locks with people's names written on the locks
Then it was back on the bus as we needed to get to Engelberg.
Driving to the small alpine village of Engelberg is quite an event. There are quite a series of tunnels taking us through the mountains. The longest tunnel is 17 km in length. The line ups to get into the tunnel were at least 20 km long. We waited several hours to get through the longest tunnel. Road construction rivals anything we have seen driving through the Rocky Mountains.
Engelberg is a high alpine Swiss village. We went straight to the farm when we arrived because we were so late. We had a bit of a snack of Swiss cheese and dried meat. We then went on a horse and carriage ride.
We are looking forward to a good night's sleep before our gondola ride up the side of a mountain tomorrow.
1. What is the name of the most famous mountain in Switzerland?
2. There are four official languages in Switzerland. What are they?
3. What famous swiss chocolate is made to look like the mountain in question 1?
4. What countries share their borders with Switzerland?
5. What were the surnames of the two families in the Romeo and Juliette story?