Grand Hotel Victoria
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Como became a tourist place to the wealthy in the 1500's. Romans were here and could walk to swiss border in 15 miles. Roman camps always were formed with a swuare center+. After the Romans empire 500, then came the Byzantines, Lombards. Wanting to settle they knew religiion was the key, had to get Pope's belssing. Medieval 1000-1300. All Cities …
Today I climbed the very impressive Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, the sacred walkway above Ossucio about 10 kms from Menaggio. It climbs progressively past 14 chapels constructed between 1635 and 1710 with each containing lifelike statues of events in the life of Jesus. At the top is the church, Sanctuary della Madonna del Soccorso which was built in …
Today I moved hotels from the (not so) Grand Britannia Excelsior Hotel to the (truly) Grand Victoria Hotel. And what a difference. A little more expensive, but so much better.
But I did have an interesting experience with my booking for the Grand Britannia through Wotif which worked out well in the end, but could have been quite different …
Today is my last full day in the Lake Como region as tomorrow I leave for the Dolomite mountains.
I took the 15 minute ferry ride across the lake from Menaggio to Bellagio. You will recall that earlier in the week I visited Varenna another small but ancient lakeside village. Whilst Varenna was very pretty and interesting particularly …
Today was spent largely in thoughts of this day last year and a
quiet period of contemplation and reminiscing in a small and beautiful chapel right behind the
I was grateful for the many messages received from family and friends.