Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Airport Transportation
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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 …
... I yelled out 'mamma mia’, much to David’s amusement sitting quite a distance away from me. Finally the door shut at which everyone on the bus let out a cheer :)
Arrived at the car hire offices and of course everyone attempted to RUN off the bus to avoid waiting in a long queue. We resigned ourselves to the wait and David joined the line, hmmmm this was gonna take a while!
So I sat perched with the luggage while I waited and made ...
Steve and I did another chunk of the Greenway after positioning the car in Lenno near the ferry, which we intend to return to later this evening after our day trip to Como. The path elevated steeply beyond Lenno, good training for our Camino. After a crazy full bus ride along narrow streets we finally arrived in Como..... nearly in one piece except for a few frayed nerves and ...
... amazing stretching out over the lake. We paid 2eur to go up the lighthouse and get an even better view. We took some photos from up here, then found the geocache and logged our names and put it back where we found it.
On the way down the shade wasn't there anymore so i was glad we headed up when we did. We then took another path which showed a waterfall on the picture, but once there we didn't see any water and there was no other paths for us to turn down. So don't know ...
... a beer and snacks and the most wonderful passion fruit tartlet. We sat and watched people go by and the ferries come and go. We walked back to the car via a gallery of local artist's work. We bought a picture of Balbianello, the local villa near where we are staying. The road to Como made Lisa a little unsettled and we met a ...