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Jan 15, 2011 - Sacro Monte

The day started late again, but soon after midday we piled into the car and started the 55 minute trip to Sacro Monte di Varese, a small village and shrine on one of the ridges overlooking Varese. The drive took us on the autostrada, through the main streets of Varese, onto back streets, and then along the winding ‘goat track’ to the village. It was a scenic drive on what turned out to be a lovely day – it was 13 degrees and sunny! We parked at the base of the village and walked the short distance to reach the main complex. The main feature...

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Jan 13, 2011 - Sesto Calende

11-13 January Our first full day back in Sesto Calende was a lazy one. We caught up on laundry, sorted out the various acquisitions from our touring, and enjoyed the luxury of not having to be anywhere. We went to the supermarket and stocked up on groceries and enjoyed a home-made pasta dinner. Since Wednesday is market day in Sesto, that was the focus of 12 Jan. After a leisurely start, we strolled through the long lines of market stalls and picked up a number of clothing items. It is remarkable how cheap you can pick up good quality...

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Jan 10, 2011 - Venice - Sesto Calende

We roused at about 8.30am and after the usual routines enjoyed our last meal in Venezia. We left the hotel just after 10.00am and walked the short distance to the Arsenale water bus terminal where, a very short time later, we caught a water bus to the Tronchetto car park (EUR6.50 each). Without any fuss at all we paid the parking fee (EUR42), loaded up and started the journey back to Sesto Calende. It was raining steadily most of the way, including at the rest stop we made for lunch. Despite all the trucks on the road (they can’t drive on...

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Dec 22, 2010 - Market Day

We awoke to another overcast day. Most of the snow has now disappeared but it is still cold. On Wednesday’s, Sesto Calende has market day. The roads below are closed off and people set up their stalls. After a late start, we went downstairs to look through the markets. Being winter, all the winter clothing was displayed. There were great bargains to be had. We wandered around and looked at all the stalls, making the odd purchase, then stopped for a coffee and hot chocolate before continuing. Zoë picked up two pairs of boots, one long pair...

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