Grand Hotel Dino
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We then headed north to the Lake District where we stayed at the Grand Hotel Dino at Baveno on Lake Maggiore. We were a bit pooped by then so we decided not to do the optional excursions at Lake Maggiore. We spent the first afternoon catching up on the washing at the local laundromat. Next day Pete decided to head to Lucarno in Switzerland on the …
Wednesday Arrive Orta San Giulio (lake Orta) about 5. Our first glimpse catches us by surprise as we descend from the highway through a forested area and suddenly see the sparkling turquoise waters. The village itself is right on the water's edge, and all parking is in areas up above the town, similar to a snow resort. We call Andreas and arrange …
After a good night sleep we decided to have breaky in the airport and then meet up with our tour group. Italians take their dogs everywhere even to the airport. Currency changeover was ****. Terrible rate and 12% commission but it can be as high as 22%! By 10am we were on the tour bus and heading north towards the Swiss Alps.
Bus is …
This morning we left Santa Margherita Ligure for the Italian lakes area which are ringed by the Alps. Our route took us through Milan then north to the lakes approaching the Swiss border.
A couple of things took us by surprise during our journey. The first was all the rice fields up in the north. But when you think about it the Italians need to …
Day 9 - evening
The evening eventually descended upon us! Earlier in the day, we were told to gather around in the early hours of the evening in one of the hotel's huge ballroom for celebration time! Yeahhh!
We had a wine and cheese type of celebration as well as champagne and juices to drink and nuts, crackers and chips to eat …
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