Mon, Sept 23
12.09.2019 - 05.10.2019
Woke up to rain this morning - I ran next door to the grocery to grab some breakfast (juice and some pastries) just as it began. It wasn't a hard rain, but steady. After breakfast we packed up and got the bus (after almost 10 min wait) and went to the train station, where we stored our bags then walked back around the downtown a little, hoping to go into some of the things we missed the day before. I think the rain def put a damper on things, as it's hard walking around a historical part of town which is busy with people whilst trying to hold an umbrella over your head and not get poked in the eye.
We decided to get out of the rain and went into the Innsbruck Hofburg Museum, which is a former palace. I don't think we got the tickets for the whole museum, but did walk thru some splendid rooms - it's honestly mostly a blur - we had less than 24 hrs in Innsbruck and it looked like it would be a great place to spend a few nights so you can have a whole day to explore. After the palace we walked around a little more, but decided just to get to Bolzano.
After grabbing some McD's (yes - again) it was a 2 hr train ride to Bolzano. Luckily, the clouds cleared on the way and it was sunshine and blue skies. Our airbnb apartment was less than a 10 min walk from the train station. It was a nice little spot - when you came in, there was the bedroom and bathroom, then upstairs was a kitchen/dining/living room and a lovely little balcony with views of the mountains. We were right in the historic downtown, so we wandered around a bit, then found a grocery store where I got some chicken, milk, pasta sauce (there was pasta in the kitchen), cheese, bread, small packs of jam, carrots, pop and chips and breakfast fixings. We had to go back twice more - once for salt (there was sugar in the kitchen but no salt) and hubs bought what we thought was small cubes of butter but was actually yeast (?!) so had to run back for butter. It was nice to make a home cooked meal after nothing but eating out - chicken breast and pasta with carrots on the side. There was also a small washing machine in the bathroom, so once I figured out how to work it (thanks YouTube videos) I got some laundry done as well.
After supper we went and just had a wander around to see what we should look at the next day.