Hotel Ascolago

Ascona, Lake Maggiore, Ticino, Swiss Alps, Switzerland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ascona

Monterosso on Cinque Terre via Milan and Genova

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

6

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 ...

Time at leisure on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

2

... our lunch so that John could have wine for lunch Italian style followed by coffee. The sun was out now and it was about 22 degrees so we sat at the restaurant, by the lake, relaxing. Tough life hey? What a pity that the next week or so has no more rest days. After a relax (again), dinner, a suitcase pack and early night. We are back to Milan tomorrow and get the train to Cinque Terre. Whoops, a sudden turn of events, apparently the ...

A day on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

3

... guided around the town, saw some amazing and varied architecture, Wendy bought a Swatch watch (purple of course) and John had a good Italian coffee. Next we bought tickets for the ferry and headed off on the river for a two hour trip to Bellagio with our guide. He pointed out important places like Versace's villa, George's villa, Ric************'s villa and lots of others. It rained most of the time but wasn't cold. The low lying cloud was quite picturesque though. We ...

Plan B.

A travel blog entry by ltessler

8

Plan A is scrapped due to rain. I had reserved a 19 ft center console with a little 40hp Suzuki to tool around the lake for the day and visit some of the small towns that cling on steep hillsides to the waterfront. However, it's pouring out and the forecast for the rest of the day is not looking promising. So it's off by ferry to the main town of Como. First stop is to get a rain jacket and an umbrella, More stuff ...

Locando del Isola Comacino

A travel blog entry by ltessler

13

The only island on Como has a very special restaurant that I was lucky enough to visit with new friends, Peter and Luana Harris from Perth, Australia. An hour ferry ride from Como with breathtaking scenery, you are dropped off to have a feast that has been served for close to 60 years. Locando del Isola Comacino. http://www.comacina.it/en/menu.php. Check out the web site to see more. Without a doubt, one of the most memorable meals of my life What started out as a ...

Location

This 3 star hotel, located in Ascona, is near Centovalli Railway, Casino di Locarno, and Lago Maggiore.
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