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 and …
... and in spite of the roads, at times, being narrow, windy and steep,
Corinne performed well as a driver and we arrived safely without any dings or
We booked into a campsite on the banks of Lake Verbano, fed
the local ducks and braaied in a slight rain storm.
... later! Love those direct trains! A short taxi ride and we were at our B & B Resiidence Cavour, about a block from lake front. We were met by our host Moione who checked us in, showed us our room, the residence amenities, explained a few sights to see around Lake Como and places to eat. The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring this beautiful area which we've heard so much about through the media. Now that we're here, it's as beautiful and inspiring as we envisioned it! ...
Train back to Milan today. Stumbled on the Milan War Memorial an impressive monument in a lovely setting surrounded by a colonnade. Did not realise what it was at first until we down to a huge multi level crypt below quite moving to see all the names of the soldiers just so many of them.
Nearby was the Basilica S. Ambrogio that we were on our way to see. It is a Romanesque church built around 376-386 and one of the most ancient in Milan.
Perfect sunny day today so decided to visit more of the towns up the lake.
Caught the bus up to Bellagio where it turned out a Ferrari club was staying. The array of toys in the hotel car park was fairly impressive.
Then took the ferry to a fishing village called Varenna for a look & on to Tremazzo on the opposite side of the lake. There was a pretty swish hotel with a floating pool & lakeside bar. ...