Hotel Flora - Stresa
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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 ...
... beef (that tasted so good) and that Wendy had for tea was not so good after all. It seems that the food poisoning was what was really on the menu. A quick chat with a doctor by phone and John took a taxi into Como to a pharmacy to get the medication suggested. All this was about 11:30pm after he had been asleep for a while. Boy did he earn lots and lots of Brownie points. Needless to say, not much sleep was had during the rest of the ...
... in the shadow of some the worlds most historic buildings. The cafés and restaurants filled early with people formally dressed for the opera. They actually have the opera in the Roman Arena. Great people watching from my table smack in front of it all. And then the skies opened and it hardly phased them at all. Plastic ponchos appeared out of no where over tuxedos and gowns and they just went about their business. I was actually thinking of trying to get ...
... Villa B Where lots of movies have been filmed. It's like a National Trust building now. We took lot of photos and will add them to the blog when we can transfer them from camera to blog. We arrived in Bellagio after lots of scenic views along the way and good commentary from our guide. As it was lunchtime, we visited a restaurant and John had some lovely carbonara spaghetti and was able to eat it without making a mess. Next a walk around Bellagio. Bellagio was really pretty ...
... others can hold a couple of hundred and then there's the old classic type that you see in old photographs from the 20's and 30's of life on Lago de Como. For my last night in Como I stumbled upon a little tratoria Osteria de Beuc - no idea what it means but the food was amazing and of course I had to take pictures of everything. The gazpacho with squid and fresh fish served with a house wine and italian accordion ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking