Wake Up: 7am
Our first target from Munich in the morning is Innsbruck, Austria. Only a short stop off here to walk through the town site to see the Golden Roof and visit the flagship Swarowski store. Shrimp said “Swar-whatsky?” on the way, but he spent three times as much as me! Then a sleepy drive through Italia to North East Italy. It was very hot in Lake Garda, approximately 12 degrees hotter than Munich.
Ali’s Italian Challenge #1: How many different flavours of Gelato can you eat? Rules-you must start and finish every scoop yourself, no sharesie’s with your peeps. No doubling up on flavours. Each flavour must be photographed for proof, as with the scoops and the empty containers. You cannot only eat half a scoop and throw the rest in the bin. It was easy to me. We had 4 days in Italy after all!
Alas, I gorged myself and failed at the first step by ordering a much too larger cup for my gelato, just short of a litre I swear! After 6 flavours I was ready to vomit and hating gelato for eternity so I gave up. But the water was nice at Lake Garda and it was overlooked by an old and beautiful castle. It is said Lake Garda and the surrounding region is the inspiration for Romeo and Juliet. So gorgeous.
By sun down we were on our way to the mainland of Venice and bed.
Known for: The Golden Roof, Swarowski crystals, Snitzel, Sachertorte and Strudel
Sights to note: The Flagship Swarowski store, The Golden Roof, The street performers