August 2009, finally a trip that has long wanted to do, come true. After visiting the region of Carinthia, Vienna, Salzburg, the Salzkammergut (Austria), Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Freiburg (Germany), Strasbourg, Paris (France), the Rhine Falls, Lucerne (Switzerland), Dublin (Ireland) , Adelaide (Australia), we decided to go in Scotland, one of our dream. We booked the flight through the Internet from Venice to Glasgow (via Amsterdam). We left Venice at 06.30 and arrived in Glasgow at 10.30. When we arrived in Glasgow welcomes us the classic Anglo-Saxon climate: cloudy and threatening rain. From 'airport take the bus line that stops close to the main hotel. The time to make the chech-in and unpacking, we look out and already started to rain.However we decide to go out to familiarize yourself with the city, we go to
center and go straight to the Tourist Info Centre, located in George Square. At the visitor center we spend a little time, inform us on what to see and do above all that Tour. The lady at the reception is very kind and inform us about the various tour: the tour is making Oban & West Highlands & Loch Castle with the cost of £ 31 and lasted 9 hours, the tour is Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Stirling Castle with the cost of £ 30 and lasted 9 hours, there is a tour that makes Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky cost £ 30 and lasted about nine hours and then there's the tour Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands cost £ 36 and lasts about 12 hours, I kept it for last because, after much discussion, we decide to do this tour, for what we want to see us, it's definitely the best. Book tour for the day 25/08/2009. Meanwhile, for today there roam by the most "in" of Glasgow called Buchanan Street which is full of shops, especially the Argyle Arcade Gallery, where 'input over the doorway is a
Peacock so brilliant and gorgeous and very beautiful. Then we go into a pub, we get a good cappuccino steaming that warms us a little bit because we were full of cold, was 15 ° instead of in Venice in that period there were 35 degrees, quite a difference! In fact the evening we were both with back pain and colds. The next morning we take the tickets for the City Sightseeing.
The tourist bus Hop on - Hop off (valid for 2 days and costs £ 10) is like that of Dublin, it's all about the city and you can get on and off when and where you want it, we decide
 split the tour in Glasgow two days. We choose to play the part of the tour leading up to the Glasgow University. The departure from George Square and after 2 stops along the River Clyde River Clyde Auditorium that you get to the "Armadillo", here we decide to go down. The 'Armadillo is the giant Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, this huge center on the northern bank of the River Clyde is called Armadillo because of its segmented silver lining. And 'when rock and pop concerts. It seems to me that even looks like a giant croissant. Crossing the River Clyde in the Bells Footbridge you arrive at Glasgow Science Centre which is a futuristic center with a cinema screen with up to 24 meters, there is an incredible tower that the wind shifts 360 degrees. Then there is the Science Mall, in its 4 floors are there stand many interactive and fun for children but for adults too. Do not miss the planetarium the Scottish Power Space Theatre. " We continue the tour and shortly after getting off at the University of Glasgow, the city's universities, which is located above the Kelvingrove Park on a hill where you
see a beautiful view. The Glasgow University is a complex of buildings in Victorian style and is very beautiful to see. E 'was founded in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the world and one of the 100 best in the world. Hosted Albert Einstein to read his theory of relativity. We take the 'bus and stop at the Museum of Transport which is located opposite the Kelvingrove Museum, a beautiful Edwardian building in red brick and dating back to the' year 1902, houses a collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Constable and Monet. The transport museum is full of historic vehicles of all ages and all attracted to shiny, there are many steam locomotives including the Royal Train 123 that pulling the Royal Train and tram horses up to the first enlisted Johonson cars. There are also fire-trucks, buses, bikes, including the first pedal, ship models and other memorabilia associated with the transport. There is also the reconstruction of a street in Glasgow in 1929 with lots of shops, cinemas and the metro station, there are also taxis 's age at the roadside, which is cobbled and perspective, makes the most of the' idea of ​​actually being there in that moment of 1929. Leaving the transport museum in the pouring rain, will race to take the 'bus which takes us back to George Square and the fact that it was time for dinner, we stopped at the Restaurant and Pizzeria "Life" which is run by Italians and where you eat fine. The day after we leave the 'hotel and head to the streets in George Square to take the' bus to go around the city. The first stage is the "Glasgow Cathedral, dating from the thirteenth and fifteenth century and is a beautiful 'example of medieval art.The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Mungo, and his tomb is located in the crypt. Do not miss the ceiling with carved stone friezes of the Blackadder Aisle. Near the cathedral is the St. Mungo Museum of Religious and Provand's Lordship, the oldest house in Glasgow's dated 1471. The next stop is the Merchant City, a small commercial area that houses the exclusive Merchant Gift Shop, as well as numerous bars and restaurants. It goes by bus to get to the Barras. Here is the flea market was born in the 20s of last century in the poorest part of town, invented by 'Margaret Molver intrapredente peddler who built a home for street vendors, who previously sold the goods using simple carts. In the stands you can find everything from antiques, to fortune tellers, to agricultural products. Over the weekend this place is very crowded.Then we set off and arrive at Glasgow Green which is nearby. This public park is the most ancient in Scotland and was donated to the people in 1450. The park is the People's Palace is a building of red sandstone in 1898 with its garden of 'winter.Traced back on the bus in the city center before returning to our hotel. The next morning we welcome the classic Anglo-Saxon day, rain all day. We decide to take advantage of this day to go shopping, and we go to the St. Enoch Shopping Centre, the largest glass building of the 'whole of Europe. After leaving the mall we go to The Lighthouse where the museum 's architecture and a' lift takes you up to the lookout over the city of Glasgow. Before we go back to the hotel to the railway station in Glasgow which is very nice.

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