On Saturday, 5th July 2014, I went on a day trip to St. Moritz, Switzerland and got a glimpse of the glacial Swiss Alps from a far on board the Swiss Alps Express. It was one of the most breathtaking sceneries I have ever seen, and truly an unforgettable experience riding the train to cross the border between Italy and Switzerland.
This clip comprises a collection of footage I shoot on the day using a Canon 500D plus my iPhone 4S (when unfortunately my camera ran out of memory during the second half of the journey). Enjoy!
Music Credit: 'Somewhere Else' by Mesita
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The tour was organised by Zani Viaggi based in Milan, bookings can be made via Viator.com: http://www.viator.com/tours/Milan/Swiss-Alps-Bernina-Express-Rail-Tour-from-Milan/d512-2872ZV15
On Friday 4th July 2014, I went on a day trip to Verona and finally visited Piazza delle Erbe, Casa di Giulietta, Santa Maria Antica, Arena di Verona and Lake Garda.
Music Credit: 'Bliss' by Snakehips
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On Sunday 13th July 2014, I went to Venice for a day trip to get a taste of this romantic and artistic city. I visited the St Mark's Square and Bacilica, Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco, Doge's Place, Bridge of Sighs and the Grand Canal. We also went to the glass factory to watch a glass-making demonstration session and wrapped up the day with a Gondola ride.
Music Credit: 'Gold' by Bondax (Snakehips Remix)
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On Thursday 17th July 2014, I took a 3-hour train ride to one of the Ligurian towns on the north-west coast of italy, its name is Rapallo, a small, quiet but very lovely city to the south-east of Genova. There are a lot of seafood restaurants on the inner side of the beach esplanade. We stayed at Hotel Mignon Posta which was also small but the managing lady was very friendly and provided us with a lot of helpful tips.
Music Credit: 'What You Like' by atu
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On Friday 18th July, we went north along the Ligurian coast and visited the beautiful Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino (where they filmed a scene for 'The Wolves of Wall Street') and also San Fruttuoso. We walked approximately 5km to reach Portofino from Santa Margherita and was amazed by the ocean view the entire time. At the end of the day, we went back to Rapallo (where our accommodation was) by ferry and were able to briefly revisit the three places - it was a completely different experience to look at the towns from the sea.
Music Credit: 'West Coast' by Lana Del Rey (ZHU Remix)
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