Bes Hotel Bergamo West
Travel Blogs from Mozzo
... at Julie and Neil’s place in Eze. We had booked a couple of days away in Italy so I had Thursday and Friday off again. We left early Thursday morning for Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como. It was about 5 hours’ drive with motorway most of the way. The last part consisted of narrow, windy roads. When we arrived in Bellagio we were very pleased that the car they had hired had a GPS because it took us through the narrow main street and down to our ...
... the question that most Tourists ask "Is that George's Villa", but alas it is a long way up the lake towards Como.
We stop at the Villa del Balbianello for a tour of the estate that is now owned and maintained by the Fondo (Foundation) Ambiente Italiano and was previously owned by Guido Monzino a weathy Milanese Businessman who was a dedicated explorer and collector. He was too busy climbing Mount Everest, trecking to the North Pole or exploring South America so ...
... back to the railway station, but we’ve fallen for the place just the same. I think the key is the unassuming way the town just gets on with being, while people like us come and go. The little piazza below our window is the only square in the town so it’s not only the place where people meet, but also a favourite spot for kids to run and do the things kids do.
We’ve even grown attached to the church with the bell we’ve named ...
... seeing she had been so helpful I gave her the 70 cents change, but was she grateful of my generosity, no way, so I probably carry a Gypsy Curse with me now.
Soon we are heading out of Milan and make our way up into the mountains for the 55 minute ride to Varenna where we will catch a ferry to Bellagio. The views are spectacular and all is going fantastico as we pull into Varenna until two stupid Poms don't know how to open the ...
... or Mercedes that I had booked and this save us the drop off fee of 250 euros. Carol says, sweet, that helps to pay for yesterdays shopping, I am now in credit. Gotta love the way she thinks. So into down town Milan to pick up our bags, thank God for Tom Tom then off we go again, yep you guessed it back past the airport. About 120 kilometres we could have avoided if we had just taken the bags with us on the train. Oh, well. The Autostrada toward France is ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services