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.
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... called the cheese). The third plate was a couple of deep fried thingies and what turned out to be a jet black olive paste on toast. The gnocci came with a garnish of tiny basil leaves, whole, not cut up. I think the basil must be treated with a growth regulator to get such a mass of tiny leaves. An interesting idea horticulturally.
After rolling back down the hill and retracing the funicular to Como it was off to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Dino Baveno
Good hotel! Fantastique food but it gets really hot in our room at night wether you put heathing or not.
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