Travel Blogs from Lugano
... the mountains again. Quite a show.
After lunch we pushed on to Verona where we had front row seats to watch a production of Carmen in the outdoor Roman amphitheatre. The location was fabulous and it was so nice to see the old ruin being put to such a beautiful use unlike the roman amphitheatre in Rome. We had dinner beforehand in the square opposite the amphitheatre and the weather was warm and balmy (not raining here thank goodness). The front row ...
We have breakfast on the Terrace that provides us with a great view of Lake Como, the sun is shining, a family of swans are swimming past. The breakfast spread is good, coffee is good, ah Bellagio it is everything we expected. As the shops are not open we decide on a walk around to Punta Spartivento or Point where the Wind divides, or to you the Point of the Peninsular. It provides great views to both sides of Lake Como to Varenna to the East and Managgio to the West.
It's nice to stay somewhere that’s real. Varenna is real.
We chose this place more or less by accident. We had a few days to kill between ending our cruise in Venice and catching a plane in Zurich, and had heard the Italian lakes district is worth seeing. All the reviews pointed to Bellagio – set on a lake, quaint narrow pathways climbing between old houses. But, Bellagio doesn’t have a train station. Enter Varenna. This little town of ...
... provides us with views from two sides of the hotel plus two balconies to sit out on and enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Como and the Bellagio Promenade.
In the afternoon we decide to go on a tour of the Villa Serbelloni Park which is now controlled by the Rockefeller Foundation of New York. Just a quiet walk through a park offering spectacular views at every corner, not to mention that it is 3 kms on a gravel path, uphill all the ...
... eight hundred people. Some people must be really really lazy. Have I mentioned how hot it is? Did I mention the issue of heavy bags and cobbled streets? We’re not quite our best when we reach Casa Stacy. Our host, surprisingly called Stacy, beams a smile. “You’re in luck! The Inter Club is in town and they have a huge party in the piazza tonight! It is right below your room so you will be able to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed