Albergo La Soldanella
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... Early start tomorrow. Chris and I off to Malpensa airport in Milan. Chris flying to England, me home. Deb, Matt and Jen are driving to Brussels for a few days. After that, the girls are heading back home. Everyone is returning in drips and drabs but all should be back in Australia by June.
Final impressions of Italy?
Its a beautiful country full of beautiful buildings, steeped in history so ancient that one ...
... stiff seem to be born 1859. I guess the really old folk are planted elsewhere. Lots of Famiglia this and Famiglia that. Very elaborate headstones. Didn’t really want to take any photos. Seem like an invasion of privacy.
Had lunch in a small cafe off the beaten track. 1 Euro coffees. I thought I asked for a half pizza with proscuito and funghi but ended up ...
In the afternoon, we decided to drive up the mountain and have a look around. Got to the snow line but it must be climate change as there should be more snow blah blah blah.
All the hair pin bends made me dizzy and nauseas but it was all worth it as the views were stunning. Had a coffee break at a cafe in one of the little towns high up before coming home. Everyone is chilling’ with a glass of ...
... usual narrow streets looking into shop windows etc. Entertained by the midday church bells that went on for quite a while (maybe too long) but that’s what one does in Bellagio. Found a little deli which had some food but really should try and get to a supermarket.
I will make another entry for this afternoon drive up the mountain so I don’t clog up the entry with ...
... slopes... the famous clanging of cowbells as these portly ladies stroll up and down the slopes. And... what is that? Yep! a fellow is swinging a scythe, harvesting grass for the winter on the steep slope, old school style! Yes... these people and there culture will survive, even if the rest of the world falls apart. This region is, as I had hoped to find, an authentic Shangri-La. I continue along the hillside, cutting through people's gardens and fields, with the ...