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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Kids pool
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Just when we thought Venice was the most beautiful place we would visit in Italy, Varenna may have beaten it into second place. Neither of us can get our heads round the fact that we are actually seeing what's around us. The apartment is amazing and the views from the balcony alone are worth the trip. Claire has also befriended a blind cat so we keep having to think of excuses to go and see the lady so Claire can rub the cat.
... utter delight we found a chestnut tree on that mountain. It had dropped a lot of chestnuts on the ground. Rachel and I excitedly gathered pocketfuls of them! That night we had a campfire and we had the very cozy experience of roasting chestnuts over an open fire. It was such a delightful experience, and I now forever have a memory to attach to the song "Chestnuts roasting over an open fire". Might I add, not only was it a wonderful experience, the ...
... the castle, where I stop for coffee. It's very steep and my legs are feeling it. I carry on and eventually come out at tiny little lakeside town. It's a beautiful (though a bit difficult) walk with magnificent views of the lake from up high. More photos. Back down lakeside, I head back towards Varenna. I stop at Hotel Villa Cipressi for late lunch. Spaghetti with duck ragu and porcini mushrooms. ...
... took photos with the group. Back on the bus to the hotel in Lake Maggiore (called Grand Dino), back by 4.30pm, rest the out to a restaurant nearby for dinner with a few of the group, Peter had seafood pasta and I had vegetarian cannelloni. Bought bracelets for gifts back home, walked through to the sister hotel ...
... the lake, but the winds were high and it was so cold so we sat inside. The food was good. I think we both ordered wrong, but still good. Blaine got raw cod and just laughed and kept offering me some. Then he moved everything around on his plate enough to look like me are most of it. Truth be told, we probably didn't need to eat dinner anyway, we had already eaten like 6 times that day. Wine was incredible, but it's Italy, what do you expect! We met ...