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... the mountains again. Quite a show.
After lunch we pushed on to Verona where we had front row seats to watch a production of Carmen in the outdoor Roman amphitheatre. The location was fabulous and it was so nice to see the old ruin being put to such a beautiful use unlike the roman amphitheatre in Rome. We had dinner beforehand in the square opposite the amphitheatre and the weather was warm and balmy (not raining here thank goodness). The front row ...
We have breakfast on the Terrace that provides us with a great view of Lake Como, the sun is shining, a family of swans are swimming past. The breakfast spread is good, coffee is good, ah Bellagio it is everything we expected. As the shops are not open we decide on a walk around to Punta Spartivento or Point where the Wind divides, or to you the Point of the Peninsular. It provides great views to both sides of Lake Como to Varenna to the East and Managgio to the West.
... 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 ...
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Fernando was a wonderful host, offering us juice, sparkling water and wine (of coarse) on arrival.
He gave us hints and tips on where to visit what to do and what not to do, the local knowledge that we have been getting from our hosts has been so valuable.
We enjoyed true Italian pizza from the local pizza shop conveniently located just across the street, this was another recommendation by Fernando, he was spot on it was delicious.
After a little lie-in, Suzanne and Rozanne met us at our accommodation and we walked into the old part of Como city. We visited two churches, the Sacred Heart Church contained the waxed bodies of two bishops in glass cases.
We stopped for a drink at a cafe opposite the gothic Como Cathedral before having a look inside.
We decided ...