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On somewhat of a whim we have decided to venture into Milan for the day. None of us have ever been here before, so its a new experience for all.
The day started beautifully with a large number of people Para-sailing and sailing about on Lake Como this morning. Very nice thing to wake up to. After breakfast we left this lovely place and, with our GPS friend made our way into Milano.
We know that there is no parking in the city centre, we also know ...
Lake Como, it has to be said, is huge. The water is clear and deep, and in the morning sun, it kind of looks like a grey, teal colour. Very unique. The mountains that rise up from every side of you keep the winds down and make this place unlike anything I have ever seen before. And dotted on the shores all around the lake are little tiny villages and towns, built onto (in some cases) the sides of the mountains. Houses and villas are painted in earth tones, with lots ...
... s first restaurant dinner in Italy where we enjoyed some, as always, delicious pasta. The training has been going really well so far. We have swum every day (which is good for me because the swim is my weakest leg), ridden and ran every second day and met the rest of the elite squad who have all been very welcoming. The riding in the area is very flat with some nice sections through towns and fields but we are always forced to turn onto main, busy and boring roads as we ...
... Baptistry, accessed from under the church, dating to 500s. The crypt had the tomb of St Carlo Borromeo. Then we climbed the 165 steps to the roof. Interesting - the roof is marble slabs, not tiles, and up to now has not had lead gutter drainage, although same being installed as part of the restoration. Great views from the roof, and a weird feel, walking across the ridge of marble slabs. Back to the Piazza for an ...
... and no, she didn't have wings on her hat. She did a great job of entertaining Ethan for about an hour while Chris and I were able to relax - I stretched out over four seats for a nap while Chris managed to watch another movie.
The in-flight meal was pretty good - lunch was served at 10 am - it was a relief as the breakfast was pretty boring.
I still haven’t managed to finish watching the movie "The Heat" with Sandra Bullock - I started on ...