Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 …
... so much so that after a few nights here, we decided it was better to pop back into Italy to go out for dinner rather than getting stitched up in Swiss Francs.
That being said, this place is stunning, a very similar lake to Como, but more modern and much more lively. The promenade along the lake front is full of manicured gardens, full of sculptures and other art, paddle boats, ferries, hire boats etc. Lugano itself is a decent sized city and has some ...
Pottered about the little town of Pella near to where we are staying. Sat on wooden bench on quayside scoffing a gelato each like oldies do apparently. Delightful. Have now planned next step over the Simplon pass to stay in a small hotel in Chamonix, hoping to see Mont Blanc before the weather closes in. From there working our way back to the channel coast over 4-5 days. All fine and jalopy holding up so far - touch wood. Love to you all again. ...
... was OK and the food and wine was great but getting back was interesting. Fortunately, one of us had remembered her head torch and we successfully found what turned out to be the steepest flight of steps I can remember in the the pitch dark. The sort of steps where the ground seems to be about six inches from one's nose. Having a ball and weather still kind to us! Love to you all. ...
... you nuts but at least tolls are fairly cheap in Italy. Worth it though for this place. Arrived early and so spent a while in the town of Orta on the east side of the lake, very beautiful indeed and full of Americans with their name tags around their necks, good idea really - see pics. Got strange attack of paranoia after parking car and became convinced that a rather shifty bloke ...