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Very nice surroundings and a pleasant place for a summer visit. A bit small. Depending on what you want from a trip, this is either a dream come true or then a bore. Some text about the visit at Traveler Willem.
Woke up to another lovely, warm and sunny day. Happy 30th birthday to our darling Nicki xxx love you sweetie hope you have a lovely day! We packed up and left Lake Garda this morning, having said goodbye to the German and the Swedish couples. The German lady, bless her, who must be in her seventies, said perhaps we will meet here again... We went to Lidl's first to stock up!! And then we set of to Cugnasco for ...
... on the hydrofoil to Como which takes about 35 minutes. Not impressed when we get on to find no seats up top, and the windows downstairs covered with spray so you can't see! Within 10 minutes though, we have seats up top and enjoy the ride. Beautiful sights in every direction as you expect - boats of all sizes, swish enormous houses and gardens. Como itself has a lovely paved promenade and gardens extending in both directions from the marina where the ferry arrives. There ...
... called the cheese). The third plate was a couple of deep fried thingies and what turned out to be a jet black olive paste on toast. The gnocci came with a garnish of tiny basil leaves, whole, not cut up. I think the basil must be treated with a growth regulator to get such a mass of tiny leaves. An interesting idea horticulturally.
After rolling back down the hill and retracing the funicular to Como it was off to ...
... it. It took quite a while to calm her down. We walked around the Duomo, Lit a candle, and had tea outside with Mums new shawl to ward off the drafts. We had Pizza for tea which probably wasn't a great choice but the options are fairly limited
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Right next to the funicular. Rude yet functioning reception. It's okay for a short stay for the people who are not too disturbed by loud noise.
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