Nick & Betty's Italy vacation
Sept. 13 - Oct. 3, 2006

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Our vacation began with a flight into Milan and a train trip to the port city of Ancona on the Adriatic. Heavy rains prevented our ferrying over to Croatia, so we decided to spend three relaxing days at Abner's Best Western Hotel in  the beautiful resort of Riccione, Italy

One of our favorite restaurants Our hotel room had a great balcony facing Riccione's beach
Riccione on a rainy day
Betty enjoyed playing cards on the balcony of Abner's Hotel and wandering through Riccione's streets
On Sept. 18th, we took the train to Padova and spent two days visiting the city sights including basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony
Padova has long been famous for its plazas and the university founded in 1222
We spent a day wandering around  Venice and had Betty leading the orchestra at St. Mark's Square
Venice was crowded with tourists
We preferred strolling Venice's side streets
Our next destination was beautiful Desenzano, on Lake Garda
Our Hotel Benaco Desenzano Marina Sirmione on Lake Garda
Gardone Nice house near our hotel Gargnano
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