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We made our way down the coast of Italy, hugging the coast line for some relief from the exhausting heat and constant sweating. Our efforts were minimally effective, but the waters were warm, refreshing and beautiful! Hopping trains from Rome to Napoli, we heard shrieking behind us at the train station with a crazy American girl loaded down with …
My last full day of the trip :-(
Such a beautiful part of the world - shame I'm not doing the holiday extension at Lake Como, but it will be nice to see my family when I get back home.
Today we have an island tour of 3 of the islands on Lake Maggiore - Isola Madre, Isola Bella & Isola dei Pescatori.
We had a latish departure of around 10.30am, so time for a lay-in and a leisurely breakfast. (Mental note, ...
... flowers. Had a walk to the small harbour, very quiet with hardly any people about :-).
Headed back to the coach and met up with the other people who were going up the mountain also. For everybody else who wasn't going, I was wondering how you would kill another 3 hours here?!
The cable car station was a half hours drive away from the town centre. The weather was getting increasingly overcast. We had an included lunch at the top of ...
... a swim in the water but it is not compulsory! There was also a huge bottle of champagne/fizzy wine that was going round (see picture).
Hot off the press, photos from today of the cooking lesson for tagliatelle.
Having dinner tonight in front of the television to watch Napoli in their first game of the season. Serious business in Italy and I expect 'nonna' will be at the front cheering on her team!
... from Spain. By all accounts she has a very high level of Italian so I hope she can help me.
Thursday 19 August
We have returned back to Oriolo with the ladies of the house to watch a production in an open air theatre. The guys are watching Napoli in the European cup competition. I had seen this small town on Monday but I was not really prepared as to how beautiful the theatre looked at night. My photographs could not really do justice. Let me try and ...