Cassarate Lago Hotel

Viale Castagnola 21, Lugano, Ticino, Swiss Alps, Switzerland | Hotel
 

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Monterosso on Cinque Terre via Milan and Genova

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

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After a less than pleasant night, John had a late breakfast and we checked out. Apart from the food episode it was a great place to stay and we would recommend the Grand Imperiale Hotel as a good place to base yourself to see Lake Como (but don't eat at Cafe Bellini - a couple of doors down!) Anyway about 11am we were picked up by our next driver who took us in a Mercedes minibus to Milan Railway station. Boy was the station busy! We arrived with a good hour to spare and John had ...

Time at leisure on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

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... our lunch so that John could have wine for lunch Italian style followed by coffee. The sun was out now and it was about 22 degrees so we sat at the restaurant, by the lake, relaxing. Tough life hey? What a pity that the next week or so has no more rest days. After a relax (again), dinner, a suitcase pack and early night. We are back to Milan tomorrow and get the train to Cinque Terre. Whoops, a sudden turn of events, apparently the ...

Plan B Again

A travel blog entry by ltessler

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... in the shadow of some the worlds most historic buildings. The cafés and restaurants filled early with people formally dressed for the opera. They actually have the opera in the Roman Arena. Great people watching from my table smack in front of it all. And then the skies opened and it hardly phased them at all. Plastic ponchos appeared out of no where over tuxedos and gowns and they just went about their business. I was actually thinking of trying to get ...

A day on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

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... as the morning but that's a different and complicated story. We stopped a couple of times on the way back to look at the olive trees and the island from another view. Next we wandered around some of the fishermen's houses, saw an old church or two and old style boats. We passed George 's back gate and saw the bridge over the road from his villa to his garden. Then we arrived back at our hotel at about 4pm. Our kind guide spent some time with us giving directions for a day ...

Plan B.

A travel blog entry by ltessler

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Plan A is scrapped due to rain. I had reserved a 19 ft center console with a little 40hp Suzuki to tool around the lake for the day and visit some of the small towns that cling on steep hillsides to the waterfront. However, it's pouring out and the forecast for the rest of the day is not looking promising. So it's off by ferry to the main town of Como. First stop is to get a rain jacket and an umbrella, More stuff ...

Location

This hotel, located on Viale Castagnola 21, Lugano, is near Parco Civico, Casino Lugano, Societa Navigazione del Lago di Lugano, and Bellinzone.
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