Saturday, November 08, 2014

South Tyrol, Italy

September 7, 2014 – Sunday – Austria to Venice, Italy

We travel through the Brenner Pass out of Innsbruck across the Alps and into Italy. Crossing borders in Western Europe are non-events, since all the countries except Switzerland and Sweden are in the European Union. The Italians in this part of the country speak German first and Italian second. At our lunch stop in Neumarkt Egna (German and Italian names for the same town) there is a concert going on in the town square in front of the restaurant. The men are wearing lederhosen, and the women are wearing long medieval dresses. I have my first glass of Italian wine at lunch for only 1.10 Euro.

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