martedì 18 agosto 2009
On Saturday, one of the other camp tutors and I went to Vicenza, which is a small town about 40 minutes on the train from Verona. We were planning to go to Lake Garda, but it was cloudy, so we went to the trian station and picked a destination at random, realising after we had bought the tickets that we should probably have checked if there was a train to come back. Luckily, there were plenty, and in fact our mistake turned out to be buying tickets for a EuroStar train (in Italy, that's just a fast train, not necessarily the one that goes under the channel!), which cost 3 times as much as the return journey on a Regionale train, but Vicenza was worth it. It's famous for its architecture, with the Basilica and many of the palazzi having been designed by Palladio, but we were also pretty impressed by the peace and quiet and the cold cucumber soup and wine at 80 cents a glass in the restaurant where we had lunch.