Piazza Ascona, Hotel & Restaurants
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Multilingual staff
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Non-smoking hotel
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... unreal, sun is fierce and not a breath of wind. Afternoons on the balcony are the order of the day, listening to all the birds shouting at each other and arguing over bread dropped on the floor at the cafe by the lake.
Only downside is having to wait until 7 till the restaurants open. Not easy for two gluttons like us. Had a rubbish meal first night too which is enough to put us in a bad mood for about a week. Italy almost done. ...
... amazing. They are very starchy, but have a great flavour. We ate so many we actually got, what we called, chestnut cramps; a painful cramp in the stomach resultant of too many chestnuts in too short a period of time. We split into two groups at one point and had a hitchhiking race, which I have to admit, Michael and I failed miserably. For punishment we had to buy Rachel and Steve a three course meal from a grocery store. Might I add, it was pretty ...
... bread rolls. And a spritz. (Made with prosseco (sparkling wine) Apple juice and water). Bellissimo! What a magical spot to have lunch, out on the balcony. Lake and mountain views. Beautiful! After lunch I walk through the hotel's gardens. Beautiful again! Back to Varenna for a spot of last minute shopping (bought some prints of the area) and a huge gelato. Back to my room to pack up. Scraps for dinner ...
On the bus to Lagura Switzerland, free time for coffee and shopping in the markets. Weather is very cold here. We took the bus to the cable car up the mountain called Monte Tamaro. Beautiful views on the way up of the valley below, snow on the alps here. We had a set lunch menu and a walk around at the top, threw ...
... from London sitting next to us... great conversation with them! Then I was telling them about a woman in Switzerland who told me she spoke Dutch... oh wow, the laughter from another table was embarrassing. Apparently not Dutch, but Deutsch! What's the difference I say? German. Thats the difference, stupid American! Meanwhile, Blaine joined in on the laughter even though he didn't know any better than me! Ugh... I'll get him back! The next morning we woke ...