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... couple of kilometres from here). Exhausted we make our way back down, gelato to power up, ferry back to home and cook up dinner.
Today we are back on the ferry to Como, walk along the foreshore to check out some large villas on the west side - now all owned by the Como Provincial Government, then onto the 'fast boat' and up to Menaggio which is midway north up the lake. The lake is 46km from one end to the other, so I guess we travel 20 ...
... 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.
... On the way, we stopped and got some strawberry chocolate fondue because it was the Chocolate Festival that weekend in Bergamo. We took a little trolley up the side of the mountain (think the Pittsburgh Incline if you have been there). We walked the winding cobblestone streets until we found the main plaza. We went up into the Campanone (a bell tower), which overlooked the upper city and lower city along with ...
... I saw books hand painted with human hairs by monks, then wandered into an old, musty library filled with disintegrating volumes and rolling ladders and gilded pages. The new chocolate cookbook nestled in my backpack began to feel very, very young.
Across the courtyard, I came to a new museum, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was filled with furniture! There were armchairs from ballrooms, armoires from castles, and friezes from renovated buildings ...
... La Scala. I have always wanted to see the La Scala Opera but we did not score a show. Statue of Leonardo da Vinci looking on from Piazza Della Scala opposite. The Opera House, built in 1778, looks almost austere outside but inside lived up to my expectations - "six-tiered, chandeliered interior of guilded arches and scarlet-silk lined private boxes" you can enter and view up close via the museum, (even though they were ...