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We had a relatively quiet start to this morning as our walking tour did not start until 10.30. This gave us time to shower, pack, breakfast, vibes mums ( mum S was not answering) and Bethany. It is lovely to hear some news from home. We arrived punctually as that's how we roll and the guide did not turn up. A few others were there waiting as well. We gave up and decided to do it ourselves as we really only have a short time until the train leaves at 2 .05 pm. We went to ...
... 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 ...
... much to Oliver's delight.
We reached Como at about 5pm, and checked into our hotel. That left us time to walk down to the quay, have a drink at a cafe popular with the local sparrows, and wend our way to a delightful restaurant round the corner from the hotel. A short walk along the lakeside helped us to digest it all, before finishing with a bottle of wine watching the busy Saturday nightlife from our room's ...
... and ancient ruins, it starts to look alike unless you are a super roman historian. We were at an overload point after two weeks of history. We then took a really fast train to Milan. 200 mph I think. First time for me to go that fast. Then a man helped us find the short train to the airport and then the hotel shuttle picked us up. I was worried about all those connections. We then prepared to get up at 4:30 to ...
... but felt eyes on us the whole way through the shop, yes they were thinking 'they can't afford anything in here' and they were probably right!! We gave up on trying to find the outlets and moved onto the duomo.
The Duomo of Milan as I have said previously, is just a magnificent cathedral from the outside and I was excited to see what it would be like inside. It was just as amazing, although St Peters is probably more spectacular with paintings and sculptures, they are ...
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