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... lake. 70€ for single use of double room. Property run by Marco, nice young guy who spent a year in Oz, and his girlfriend who didn't speak English but was friendly enough. Property is owned by a local lady, and operated by his dad. Went for walk around village and to lake in arvo - strong winds and rain set in but looks like a good place to come back to. Cab fare from Como is 20€ but bus and ferry also available. Too wet to go out for dinner so ate at in ...
... the miles ticking away quickly and by mid afternoon Pavia was within reach giving 153km for the day.
Incidentally, there is a connection between the Cisa pass and the Ferrari motor company. According to various hits on Google Enzo Ferrari started his racing career there and had a love affair with the road. It is rumoured that prototype cars were tested there by the ...
... tried. Betty also made sure I tried her porcini tagliatelli which was pungent and rich and earthy. Afterwards, Francesco and I shared some peach and hazelnut semifredo which was thankfully light and refreshing.
As you can probably tell, the eating is almost constant. I know everyone talks about this but it is hard to truly understand how overwhelming it is. I am learning fast to just take the smallest nibbles and only sip drinks slightly so my plate and glass are never ...
... classical music being played by real musicians is another.
I pause in a large shady park, just to chill out, and enjoy the vibe. It's nice to not feel rushed, needing to reach a certain place before nightfall I can just sit back and enjoy this place.
As timeless as this place feels, there are changes. A number of African and Arab immigrants relax in the park--including a couple young black fellows, hanging out with a couple of Italian girls. ...
... France and we
all decided it was time for a cuppa!!! Well, yet again its not holiday season
and every shop up here at the summit was closed!! Not even a cup of hot
chocolate could be had!!
I headed down the twisty roads of the other side of the pass and could see
for miles as I went. I had to be extremely careful when braking as there was
quite a lot of ice and some large lumps of snow on the road.
Near the bottom of the pass there was a grand waterfall ...