Excelsior Top Hotel

Riva Vincenzo Vela 4, Lugano, Ticino, Swiss Alps, 6900, Switzerland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lugano

Picturesque Bellagio and historic Verona

A travel blog entry by carofoley on Aug 10, 2014

3 comments, 19 photos

... on their tour of the champagne region. Delicious! We had dinner at the hotel restaurant which had tables outside by the lake. The meal was as delicious as the champagne had been. The next morning the weather was changeable. In fact there was an enormous thunderstorm which cracked right above us and sent us jumping in fright it was so loud. The rain came down in buckets but it was amazing to watch the clouds shrouding the mountains and then lifting and later ...

Looking for George.

A travel blog entry by 888hours on Aug 08, 2014

3 comments, 9 photos

... found time to marry or produce an heir so he left his estate to the Foundation. This place was originally built in the late 1700s by Cardinal Durini as a weekend get away and as such has several secret hidden staircases from his bedroom to others........... It was all magnificent, the buildings, the extensive collections of furniture and artifacts and the gardens with the views over Lake Como.

WE cruise back along the eastern shores of Como just enjoying ...

When a in Varenna

A travel blog entry by lamondg on Aug 08, 2014

15 photos

... Ok, the bell chimes twenty four times each day, some of these seemingly random, but we discover the church was built in the thirteen hundreds, nearly as old as the unassuming little grey church nearby that just happens to be two centuries older than its larger neighbour. That sort of sums up Varenna. Other places on Lake Como shout out "hey – George Clooney lives here" or “This spot was used in a James Bond movie” but Varenna just sits quietly and ...

Bellagio Bellissimo

A travel blog entry by 888hours on Aug 07, 2014

2 comments, 6 photos

... 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 ...

For whom the bell, and the drum tolls

A travel blog entry by lamondg on Aug 07, 2014

7 photos

... he can’t help with the trains, but says he can give me a great book to read on the journey.

We finally find our train, and rattle off to Varenna without much further ado, well if you don’t count that little incident with the conductor and our non-validated tickets. At last we’re here. Surprisingly, it’s hot again. We wonder why there are two taxis outside the station when the town only ...

Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Riva Vincenzo Vela 4, Lugano, is near Parco Civico, Reichenbach Falls, Casino Lugano, and Societa Navigazione del Lago di Lugano.
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