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Our full day at Lake Como started well, with mild temperature and blue sky. Apart from a thunderstorm in the afternoon, which didn't get going, we enjoyed a warm and pleasant day.
This was the day to view the villas of the rich and famous and inevitably, infamous. The only one we actually went inside was Villa Carlotta. It is a beautiful villa …
After a wonderful stay in Lake Maggiore, we drove over to Lake Como. We stopped at Como itself, and shouldn't have bothered. We had intended to catch the Ferniculare from Como up the hill to Brunate, but the complete lack of signs, and anywhere to park killed that idea. We drove up the western coast of Lake Como and were amazed at the shear cliffs …
Just when we thought Venice was the most beautiful place we would visit in Italy, Varenna may have beaten it into second place. Neither of us can get our heads round the fact that we are actually seeing what's around us. The apartment is amazing and the views from the balcony alone are worth the trip. Claire has also befriended a blind cat so we keep having to think of excuses to go and see the lady so Claire can rub the cat.
... building on the cement and ate crackers and snacks, and talked for a couple of hours to wait out the worst of the downpour. Places were actually getting flooded that night! Thankfully the rain stopped the next morning. We went and saw the very famous leaning tower of Pisa. It was actually quite beautiful. We ate our breakfast there as we gazed in awe at the architectural wonder. From Pisa we headed right for Cinque Terra, a wonderful place on the coast ...
... was an excellent pianist. The music was beautiful. The atmosphere it created highly romantic. I looked around at the lucky couples at adjoining tables thinking how out of place I must have looked at a table for one.
19 June 2015
I took a ferry trip across the lake to Varenna, a small but ancient village described as one of the prettiest in Italy. I hiked the shortish distance up to the Fiumelatte, a river that ...