Antares Hotel Accademia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... and met by Fabio who was most helpful. We are back from the lake but up very high so have great views down to the lake and across to the snow capped mountains.
Began the morning by walking along the waterfront to Cernobbio (suburb)and checked out many a glamorous villa high on the hill overlooking the Lake. Called in to a local trattoria which clearly feeds all the local builders so they were far from interested in us being in ...
... 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 ...
... the key elements of gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture -- all three present throughout Milan and not infrequently in the same block. He shared that for the past 40 or so years renovations have sought to preserve/resurrect the original architecture, but new buildings do not seek to copy the past. The Milanese are proud of their modern, bustling city and proud of its central place in art, design, fashion, and political history. The past and present ...
... Como. The travel time is 1 hour. Its blue skies in Como, but very cold in the shade. We begin exploring Como with a walk along the lake shore, but the breeze coming off the lake is very cold. We walk back into town and find a nice café and enjoy a coffee.
The town has lots of small pedestrian streets lined with very old buildings and lots of little shops. It is very peaceful and quiet, even though there are plenty of people walking around.
Lunch is from ...