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... Then up the funicular to the mountain overlooking Como, not happy with view at that height we decide to walk up to the lighthouse. Snow covered following last weeks cold blast we make our way up - a long way - finally arriving at 'the lighthouse'. The view was spectacular, well the view as best it can be here with quite dense haze/smog. We could see the water but sadly the Swiss Alps, whilst could be seen, were blurry. (Switzerland is ...
Leaving Milano, we started the day with Bergamo which is an ancient town about 40 km east of Milan we've been hearing a lot about. I have to admit that it wasn't as great as I thought it would be. Maybe it's just me setting my expectation too high.
The old town (citta alta) is up on the hill and we had to take ...
... 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 ...
... time to work out the subway and head back to the hotel.
I was keen to get some photos of the Cathedral at night, but the others weren't going anywhere so I waited for dark, which was only 5.30pm and headed off to the underground on my own. It actually felt quietly confident wondering around by myself not having to look out for each other, or being hurried to take my photos, I even had a browse through some shops and made it back with a boost of confidence.
... to return back to our apartment, so we hopped on to the tram and stopped at Duomo stop to change over ... there we saw the spectacular display of lights, the music and the show were beautifully synchronized with the layout of the building too.!!
The day had come to an end and with it our trip also was coming to an end... I wish we had more holidays, more money to visit the other places in Italy....hmm I guess there is always a hope of Next Time !!!