A free upgrade to a white sporty Alfa Romeo awaited us, we loaded up and headed off.
A slight detour to Lake Garda ......
It was a hot sunny windy day a surfers paradise.
After a lovely lunch watching the surfers we continued North.
Choosing small local roads so we could take in castles and vineyards en route.
We arrived in Ortisei a great little town our apartment was gorgeous with breath taking views.
We mooched around the town the first day.
The buildings painted in pretty pastel colours
The next day we explored a bit further some of the old barns were totally amazing.
I fell in love with them
We had dined out a lot in Verona so chose to rustle up food in the apartment,
pasta and risotto's with lots of local produce washed down with a glass or two of wine.
And last but by no means least we went for the mountains so of course we had to get up high.
Some scary cable car rides and a breath taking funicular railway took us part way up.
Some stunning views were to be had the 11 mile walk been totally worth it.
2,200 metres is the highest I have ever got to by foot.
Our week there was amazing and I really didn't want to leave the quirky cute
little town with its steep and windy lanes.
Next stop Milano ....
Will save that for the next blog.