We woke to a perfectly dazzling Venetian morning; we could even see the mountains out over the lagoon from our front windows. We went out for coffee at the Puppa Bar and I took a few last minute snap shots.
It was fun taking the Alilaguna boat, basically right out our front door which meant no bridges at all. There were lots of police of all kinds on the water as we approached the airport. I was imagining there had been a boating accident. As we were walking towards the terminal there were 2 guys with big cameras and I asked them what was happening. Michelle Obama and her daughters’ flight had just left. We just missed them.
Easy peasy picking up the rental car and we were off. We stopped in Rovereto for a quick lunch. Ken had–you guessed it–a salami sandwich. they had lots of different piadinas on the menu so I just said to the man “Make me a piadina” and he brought me a huge one filled with prosciutto, cheese lettuce and tomato. It was so good but I could barely eat half of it.
On to Castelrotto, using Google maps on the phone made finding our hotel, Haus Silbernagl, (yes that’s how you spell it) super easy. Petra, the well known owner, showed us around and said she gave us the best room in place. If you want to see it it’s the room on their web site–great views and light on 2 sides. Here are our 2 views:
We took a late afternoon walk around the town and just outside, 5 minutes, is a path to the old castle, the source of the name of the town.
For dinner we had few options because it was Sunday night. Saalstuben, right down the street looked fine to us. We had a really tasty tagliatelle with mushrooms (finferli) and a beautiful salad with bresaola and parmigiano on top and 2 kinds of potato salad. With one beer and quarter liter of fruity red wine, the bill was about 30 euros. Really worth it, I thought.
Forgot to mention the crazy weather. The temperatures are very unpredictable. Might be in the 40’s in the morning and the 80’s in the afternoon. Rain tomorrow–maybe, maybe not.