Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
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The Villa d'Este on Lake Como has been our home for a glorious four days, and it is hard to say 'Arriverderci'. But we have another lake to explore and we are off to Lake Maggiore, at first on the A9 in the direction of Milan where the semi-industrial landscape is familiar from last Friday's drive. After about 25 kilometers we connect to the A8; we …
Last day before I head home. Second lazy day. We have a late breakfast and then head out for a walk to the local shops to buy supplies for lunch; pane, formaggio and prosciutto. I go for a walk around the village, the first time I've done this this week. There are horses grazing around the village, the sun is out and it is lunchtime so there is no one else walking ...
... After lunch we visit the other granddaughter who is at horse riding for the afternoon. Then it's off to the shops in Lugano. The only thing I wanted to see if we could find was the Brezel shop where Kerrie,Robert and I had the best lunch ever last year on the tour. Found it! Also found the fabulous chocolate shop and bought some delicious chocolates to (hopefully) bring home. A really long ...
... of blog entries. And then we are off to have dinner with Gilberto's mum and brother at their house. Tomorrow we are going to Lugano in Switzerland to visit Gilberto's aunt. We will have a pretty early start as the main road is blocked by a landslide from the rain last week, so we have to take a different road which will take a bit longer. Might have time to get a pretzel as well ...
... at an Osteria for a delicious lunch. Heading up towards Ravenna we stop at the church of Sant'Apollinare in Classe. It has the most beautiful mosaics, some considered to be the best examples of Byzantine mosaics in the world. We then decide that we would prefer to head home so it is a pretty long drive on the motorway until we arrive back at the village after 9. I've seen some beautiful places over the last few days and visited parts of Italy I hadn't seen ...