As days grow longer again head for the freshness of the coast, or venture inland to enjoy magnificent verdant scenery. In town colourful markets reflect the changing season with their abundant produce. When you journey further south echoes of summer return in the dappled light, unfurled umbrellas and warmth of ancient stone.
Our trip was a great success. The taxi transfers in Paris went without a hitch. The hotel in Zurich was superb. The Accademia in Verona was also v. good with very friendly staff and all very helpful. La Traviata was lovely – amazing acoustics and fabulous costumes. The seats were excellent. Hotel in Montreux had magnificent views over the lake to the mountains. We had a chance to walk some way round the lake the next morning with the weather sunny and bright. Homeward trip v good and no hitches.