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Travel Blogs from Lugano
... car drivers to drive. Luckily he drove well as once we left the autostrada, it was very, very windy to get to our hotel. Also Wendy is probably almost cured of her fear of tunnels as we lost count of how many we went through in the almost 90 minutes it took to get to Monterosso. We checked in at Hotel Palme, checked out our fourth storey room with sea view and balcony and went for a quick orientation walk. Apparently we are staying in the "new" town which is very busy, lots ...
... cheap shoes, clothes etc and the Italian being spoken. We walked through the market without buying anything and headed off for a walk around the village. Luckily for us old folk, it was fairly flat not like Moltrasio. There was a mixture of old (narrow streets and buildings with shuttered windows and window boxes) and new. John checked out the Travel card and this time it worked. (Yesterday it was refused quite a few times at Bellagio but ...
... treated myself to a slice of pizza and a bottle of the newest Dolce & Gabana fragrance. Milan's Centrale Stiation rivals a suburban mall and has a Sephora right by the tracks so you have to pass it coming or going. The train to Verona is one the "high speed" trains - much faster than the last one. I'm told it runs between 180 and 200 miles an hour. The countryside really does just Wiz on by. I actually thought I was getting a little motion sickness ...
... 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 ...
... district with designer stores, italian silk (Como is famous for silk) and tratorias. Found a little cheese shop tucked down an alley way that rocked my world. The goat's milk Gorgonzola was music in my mouth - I doubt if I will ever taste anything like it again. Ything! The 15 minute ferry ride back to Cernobbio was like stepping back again in time. There are ferry boats all day that traverse the lake. Some ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed