Departing Venice couldn’t have been much easier, especially when your water taxi comes directly to the hotel door and and drives through the myriad of canals to an area called the Tronchetto and where we get to meet our bus driver for the tour – Salvo -in his lovely modern bus.
Driving directly to Lake Como is a relatively direct route – passing through the extensive Soave wine region- (some people might have had some rather nasty memories of this wine if you bought it cheaply from a supermarket in Britain . )
Our journey today stopped in at the famous city of Verona – built along the Adige river it is most famous for its wonderful opera season held in the Roman Amphitheater in the middle of town and of course Romeo and Juliet.
Probably one of the worst tourist sites to visit . Juliet’s house complete with balcony was hideously crowded – whereas there was no one at Romeo’s house.
On our walk to the river a group of us did find a stunning restaurant with a balcony over looking the river and delicious food – Mine was a salad of cold smoked sardines with apple and rocket – accompanied by the most eye catching aperol spritz .