Grand Hotel Bristol
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... about 1 hour on the boat. There is residential along the shoreline and half way up the mountain most of the way around the lake, the further we get away from Como although it begins to thin out and clear townships can be seen.
Menaggio is, like all the other towns, a holiday destination and at this time of year most of the places are closed. We find somewhere to have lunch and then spend the afternoon wandering through the alleyways ...
We arrived in this beautiful city at dusk so we weren't able to get the most out of it. Stayed there only for one hour and we spent that time in Parco Civico capturing the flickering lights of the city surrounded by mountains. The view from the shores of Lake Lugano was fascinating. It's truly a must-visit city and I'd love to go back and see it in broad daylight. ...
... of driving to do, so I needed the break. Topped up the engine oil and headed off again.
It looked like I would be able to make it to Lago Maggiore before dinner time, get some snacks and drinks and go for a cruise along the lake shore.
From Asti I got on to the A21 and the A26 North to Veruno where I got on the SS32 which took me to the Southern part of Lake Maggiore. I followed the West side of the lake ...
... I dashed in a found a bottle of Gin and then had to wait behind a long queue to check it out. With gin safely tucked in the boot, we hoofed it back to Menaggio for the car ferry.
There was an intense debate as to when the last ferry was due ‘cos if we missed it, it would have been a hour drive around Lake Como at the very least. Again, Lady Luck was in the car with us and the last ferry pulled up after a 10 minute ...
... came here to recover from a war wound. The lake, the little islands in the lake, the grand hotels, the surrounding mountains make for some outstanding views. At one time, Stresa was just a tiny, little fishing village but now has 5,000 people. Stresa is home to the International Film Festival. Just before reaching Stresa, we stopped for lunch at one of those marvelous Auto-Grills. It is a very large gas station for buses, trucks and ...