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After a less than pleasant night, John had a late breakfast and we checked out. Apart from the food episode it was a great place to stay and we would recommend the Grand Imperiale Hotel as a good place to base yourself to see Lake Como (but don't eat at Cafe Bellini - a couple of doors down!) Anyway about 11am we were picked up by our next driver who took us in a Mercedes minibus to Milan Railway station. Boy was the station busy! We arrived with a good hour to spare and John had ...
... beef (that tasted so good) and that Wendy had for tea was not so good after all. It seems that the food poisoning was what was really on the menu. A quick chat with a doctor by phone and John took a taxi into Como to a pharmacy to get the medication suggested. All this was about 11:30pm after he had been asleep for a while. Boy did he earn lots and lots of Brownie points. Needless to say, not much sleep was had during the rest of the ...
... to see Puchini's "Turandot" but the rain squashed that idea. However just about fifteen minutes before curtain, it started to clear so I poked my head into the box office and got an 11th row seat. Two operas within 5 days and I'm not sure I even like opera but it seemed like a good idea and I was not disappointed. I don't know if the pictures I sneaked do it any justice. There were over 300 people on the stage with such an elaborate set, that at scene ...
Up early, had breakfast and met our tour guide at about 9am. It was raining so we took a brolley each and opted for raincoats. We had a quick chat about where we would go and fortunately what the guide suggested was what we wanted to do. So we were driven to the old town of Como first - about 15 minutes away by car. The old part of the city is walled on three sides as the people of Milan and Como were not keen on each other. Of course the unwalled side of the city is the lake. ...
... others can hold a couple of hundred and then there's the old classic type that you see in old photographs from the 20's and 30's of life on Lago de Como. For my last night in Como I stumbled upon a little tratoria Osteria de Beuc - no idea what it means but the food was amazing and of course I had to take pictures of everything. The gazpacho with squid and fresh fish served with a house wine and italian accordion ...
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