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... the lunch hour began. The builders came in in hordes. Seated, supplied with bread and wine followed by pasta and then time to get back to work. We moved on and later found a great pizza place. Pizzas are good here (unlike Rome). We then followed Fabio's advice and caught the ferry into Como. We spent the afternoon walking about the main part of the city - lovely old buildings, huge Duomo (surprise!!), partially unfinished waterfront, shops ...
... to reach there.
Well from the outside of city there is a breathtaking view of the upper town but once you are in it I woudn't say the same. Still there is plenty to see wandering around the streets and lots of lovely churches to explore. But it's definitely not the best medieval town in Italy.
... It ended up being a winding road up the mountain curving around the entire thing. What we thought would take about 10 minutes, probably took a half an hour. However, we finally arrived at the castle, which was beautiful and had amazing views as well.
After spending time in the old city, we decided to go back to the lower city for dinner (we were very tired due to lack of sleep). We grabbed some pizza ...
... and green apple ice cream! Although fluorescent green, it was actually really tasty :)
Further down the hill there is a fortress, built, I think, to protect the city many years ago. It is now used as a memorial place for the people of war throughout history. There were many statues, memorials and even real tanks in order to commemorate them. The best part for me though, was the view. From the top of the fortress' tower there were clear 360° views of ...
... so excited to see what sort of tasty delicacy was coming up next.
To think, I was keen to find a supermarket, this was so much better than any supermarket!
All the stall owners were happy to give samples- so we sampled and bought our way through food for the next 3 days!
There was the cheese guy, the salami and meat man, the liquorice stall, the bread person, the fresh fruit and vegetable shop and the chocolate ...