Gardone Riviera Travel Blog› entry 7 of 8 › view all entries
July 24th, 2009 – by: davidsutton
We took the 16:20 ferry back to Desenzano - stopping just about everywhere and taking two and a half hours - and settled down for dinner at a lakeside restaurant and watched a totally disorganised wedding party - men looking hot and incomfortable in suits and ladies in long dresses - trying to clamber down off the quay onto small boats to be whisked off to the reception.
After dinner we walked up the hill to the station towing our cases - thank goodness we both go to the gym, otherwise we'd never have made it ! The station announcer kept repeating (at 60-second intervals) that the train from Milano to Venizia was running late - at least I think that's what he said, and we kept a wary eye on the Eastern European beggers who by now were enjoying evening cocktails of meths and Coke and shouting at the passing trains. Our train arrived only five minutes late and we arrived in Milano just on 23:00 as the coffee shop was just closing, much to Sharon's dismay.
The sleeper train for Paris arrived a little late and waited 45 minutes past its departure time, but by then we were a) shattered and b) tucked up in our bunks not caring.
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