Travel Blogs from Bergamo
... us to see everything including the 50 piece orchestra who were as interesting to watch as the production itself. At times there must have been over 200 actors on stage and there were at least 7 or 8 horses that made their appearance. I couldn’t help but wonder if the horses were stabled in the old lions’ dens and if they could still smell or sense them anymore. It certainly didn’t seem like they were upset by anything. It was such a large ...
... garden importing rare plants from around the world that have flourished in the Como climate. Whilst the house was only sparsely decorated the gardens were the highlight of the visit.
Richard again decided on a restful afternoon while Julie walked around the lake to another beautiful garden at Villa Melzi.
For dinner to celebrate our Anniversary we had made resevations at La Goletta a restaurant at The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, and they provided ...
... Ok, the bell chimes twenty four times each day, some of these seemingly random, but we discover the church was built in the thirteen hundreds, nearly as old as the unassuming little grey church nearby that just happens to be two centuries older than its larger neighbour. That sort of sums up Varenna. Other places on Lake Como shout out "hey – George Clooney lives here" or “This spot was used in a James Bond movie” but Varenna just sits quietly and ...
... and so the train makes a quick stop then moves off leaving six of us stranded in the carriage thinking what do we do now. The next stop is Bellamo just a few KM's down the line and the Poms had moved to another carriage in shame. That leaves us and the all American young couple. We have no trouble getting the door open and get off. We seek options on how to get back to Varenna from the station attendant. Take the next train going back, no it ...
... beautiful courtyard and up to their apartment. They are both in their 80’s now and pretty frail, with a full staff of young people who help them – secretary, cook, assistants of all sorts. The apartment was full of momentoes and chochkees from their interesting lives – his Nobel Prize citation of course, as well as African art, medieval relics, a collection of glasses and sunglasses, canvasses, ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility