We travelled around Lake Garda from Salo to Sirmione in search of quality pavement. It was really too hot to work so we took our time to see what was available. We found cobblestones, wooden planks and came close to finding decent asphalt but after closer examination Bernardo declared it contained far too many stones and not enough bitumen, a bit like the surface at Grazie. On seeing that I’m sure that Jenny’s had good training on Pyrmont Bridge, her experience there will definitely be of benefit.

After a long hot day on the road we headed to Ca’ Bruzzo Winery in Monti Berici in the east of Verona, to stay with Allan and his family and enjoy his wine, music and stories. Allan is a good friend to street painters, the walls of his ‘cantina’ (tasting room) are adorned with artworks by many artists who have travelled through here and his wine has been enjoyed by many (including us!).  

All the wine is organic, there are 5 types of vines here, the soil is red and the wine is rich and full bodied, just the way we like it.  The winery is open to the public, and definitely worth a visit.  It’s going to be hard to leave but today we must prepare for a street painting festival Bernardo is participating in tomorrow.