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... it, so they recommended a cafe further along the lakeside. 20 minutes walk later, we were sitting there, drinking our coffees and cokes, and watching the swans and ducks on the lake. A short walk further to the next ferry stop - and the heavens opened again, only this time it was torrential. Once on the ferry we could barely see the shore!
Getting back to Como was stopped at a restaurant / gelaterie for a lovely lunch, and by 2:30 we were in the car ready to start the ...
Well obviously, if you're going to drive in Italy on the first weekend in August, you need to be going north. That was lucky!
Having finished packing up the car with what seemed to be three times as much as we brought with us - how come it fit getting here, and doesn't on our way back? - we added a trip to a supermarket to fill up with cheap booze and Baci chocolates - ah that explains it!
Marco turned ...
... hard to choose. We decided to get the fast boat back and got on the rapido service which took just over an hour. We walked back to our hotel via another gelati shop, the same one from yesterday. We needed to burn off the sugar so when we got back, we got changed and went up to the rooftop pool. It was quite busy but the boys enjoyed a dip and a splash and we all cooled off and felt better for it. We got ready and went out to ...
... schnitzel but Craig’s pork was good as were the salads. Once again down by the waterside to do internet research for Milan. Whilst we have missed having internet in our apartment, it has been lovely to go down to Lake Como each day – the walk and view would be very much enjoyed in Adelaide each day. Have we got free wifi in Adelaide yet? Cernobbio would be a great place to live.
Baci a tutti from ...
... for lunch away from the main piazzas which was an excellent idea. We had an insalata/figs and goats cheese ‘primo’ together to die for. The figs were yummy as and the soft cheese even better. The Modena balsamic vinegar and olive oil made them even better. My main course of Osso Bucco with porcini mushroom sauce and polenta – yummy as. Craig had the gnocchi with gorgonzola and rucolo – bit rich for me but he had to have ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking