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- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Indoor pool
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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.
... little villages connected by an amazingly beautiful pathway. We stayed in that area for three days. We did a lot of hiking and really enjoyed the beauty. My favourite moment started when we realised, to our dismay, that the pathways connecting the first three villages were closed down because of some landslides. We looked in chagrin at the gate that locked us out from the path thinking "how possible would it be to climb over"?? Just then a group of five ...
... me. The ferry was pretty uneventful apart from me making a special friend in one of the crew. Everytime I looked around he was looking at me and when I got up one stop too early (just to check the sign) he came over and told me "no, Varenna is the next stop". He had nice eyes, then he took his hat off and there was no hair. Typical haha (he was also about 50). Varenna looked very pretty as we came in to the landing. A lot more like a village ...
... took photos with the group. Back on the bus to the hotel in Lake Maggiore (called Grand Dino), back by 4.30pm, rest the out to a restaurant nearby for dinner with a few of the group, Peter had seafood pasta and I had vegetarian cannelloni. Bought bracelets for gifts back home, walked through to the sister hotel ...
... can see snow on the top of the mountains.
Lunch finished and now we are in Italy. Less than two hours and we will be in Milan. If all goes to plan, we get a connecting train to Lake Como where we will catch a bus to Bellagio where will stay for a couple of nights.
The plan was that we get the connecting train and bus to Bellagio. Perhaps the term “connecting” was a little too literal. Firstly the station where we arrived in Milan ...