The last couple of days were more driving and relaxing vs. exploring and sight seeing. On the way from 5 terre to Milano to drop off our friends we stopped by this place

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It was recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. The only problem was.. Menu only in Italian, and not a single person spoke english there.. The food was great, and an interesting experience.
From Milano we drove close to 300km (180miles) to Merano.. Driving 100mph became a habit.. 2 hours with a stop to refuel.. How will I drive in US again?
The drive was amazingly picturesque with many castles on the way..

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The nature was pretty cool too

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Aside from where it was spoilt by the modern constructions.. Those high rises just don’t fit here.

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The hotel is amazing, with beautiful grounds , views, and a spa.

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Today in the morning we walked to Trauttmansdorff castle and botanical garden. It was good, but a bit crowded for Monday..

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As its on a hill, great views of the surroundings

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One more day here and off we go to the final stop of our trip at Salzburg.