Tuesday, 6 January 2009


This Christmas we decided that, since we have a car, we might as well go for a drive across the North of Italy.

We started our trip driving through the Grand St. Bernard pass into Italy, stopping briefly at Aosta for an Italian coffee, before moving on to Bergamo, a hill town just past Milan.

We stayed in a very nice hotel in the old town (la citta alta), and spent our time wandering around the medieval streets and re-acquainting ourselves with Italian food and wine.

While we were there, we experienced a first for us: snow in Italy! Apparently we were in the middle of a cold snap in Italy so while we were expecting marginally warmer weather south of the Alps, it certainly didn't feel that way.

Anyway we had a very nice time in Bergamo, trying out the local cuisine (polenta, cheeses and salami), taking photos in the snow, and generally taking it easy.

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