Our travels with 3 kids and a wheelchair.

Tag: Italy

The End.

The End.

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Our tips and tricks.

Our tips and tricks.

Here is a list of our tips and tricks we used while traveling for six weeks in Europe with three kids aged 9,6,2. Pack light. We used one bag ( it’s actually two joined together). Each person had a Kathmandu travel cube containing three outfits. […]

Goodbye Italy.

Goodbye Italy.

Here are some of my favourite photos taken in Verona.
Goodbye Italy. We will be back!

I am linking these travel memory pics up with the amazing Trish for Wordless Wednesday.

 

Venice.

Venice.

The city of Venice is only 1 hour away by fast train from Verona. It was top of the list for Cooper while in Italy. We caught the fast train for €46 ( adults €23, kids free) 2nd class reserved seating. You can book online […]

Verona by little train.

Verona by little train.

Starting from Piazza Bra is a little train that takes you on a tour of the major sites in the city centre. It’s a fun time for kids.( for adults there are the hop on hop off buses which would be better suited) The train […]

Castel Vecchio

Castel Vecchio

Castel Vecchio was built in 1354 during the Middle Ages. It’s an amazing structure to walk through and across.
The younger kids and I enjoyed walking around and eating peaches while Andrew and Cooper went inside and toured the museum.
Here is Coopers story and pictures:
Daddy and I walked in to the castle from the main courtyard. We got our tickets at the museum. Then we walked through a door where there are all articifacts. Including a medieval coffin. I also saw a wooden cross with Jesus.
In the next room was the weapons. There were axes, mini axe, battle axe and a type of sword/spear.
Then I saw the armour.
We then went outside over the bridge that connected the castle to the museum. We saw the watch towers. We could see the whole of Verona.
Back inside we saw paintings in the museum. There was a massive painting of a knight.
My tips:
I recommend this kids over 7.
There is a lift to the upper level and bridge in the museum. The ground on the bridge is old and uneven.

Address: Corso Castelvecchio, 2 – 37121 Verona.

Opening hours: every day 8,30­- 19,30­; Monday 13,30­-19,30

Prices: Standard € 6.00 – Reduced € 4.50 (groups minimum 20 persons, students 14-30 years old and over 60) – € 1.00 (Schools and young people 8 – 13 years old ) – € 1.00 the 1° Sunday of the month for everyone (from January to May and from October to December) – Free entrance with the Verona Card.

Tel: 045 8062611

 

Verona Day 1.

Verona Day 1.

When we first get to a new place we love to just walk around and discover. We take a map but also are happy to get lost. We were staying just over 2kms from the city centre so we decided to take a walk around. […]

Verona.

Verona.

Verona lies in Northern Italy in the Provence of Veneto. The river Adige runs through it and it’s absolutely stunning. I never thought I could photograph so many buildings, walls and doors. Everywhere you look is beauty. Rustic red walls, geraniums spilling onto balconies and […]

Goodbye Germany. Hello Italy.

Goodbye Germany. Hello Italy.

We left Germany by regional train to Innsbruck ( Austria). We would have a two hour wait in Austria before we got our train to Italy. For this leg we booked first class tickets ( booking 90 days in advance the price difference from first and second wasn’t that much) which allowed access to a club lounge. This turned out to be a fantastic decision as our train was delayed two hours.
We had somewhere to sit, Woody had somewhere to kind of nap and we had an endless supply of peanuts and gummi bears. ( there was the option of heading into town but we were tired and trying to find a jumbo locker for our baggage proved difficult)
So four hours later we were ready for our train, and Woody was finally ready for his nap.
We are getting pretty good at boarding trains now. One person has Coop, the other the bag and the younger kids inbetween. Once on the train these aisles could allow wheelchair access.

The train ride through the Brenner Pass and the Alps was beautiful. It’s such a lovely trip. We saw mountains, snow, castles and grapes. We arrived into Verona, Italy at 7pm.

Just an extra note :
We always reserve our seats because there are five if us and it’s Summer holidays here. Reservation for our tickets cost €9. You can book tickets without a seat reservation and hope for the best.
Outside your compartment are marked cards saying which seats and which legs are booked.
The people sitting in our books seats were doing just that. They seemed quite annoyed and were very rude that they had to move when we stood our ground and wanted to sit down. It’s just a word of warning, and there are attendants to help out if it came to that.
It is also helpful to put luggage in storage holders on the train ( or in your compartment) not in the aisle. Trying to get a wheelchair and your own bag out the door is near impossible if people do this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Europe Itinerary

Our Europe Itinerary

We have had many adventures together but this blog starts as we adventure to Europe in 2014. The following is our journey: Melbourne to Dubai, 2 nights, ( UAE) fly Dubai to London , 3 nights ( UK) fly London to Paris, 3 nights, (France) […]