Hotel Flora - Stresa
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Straggling into the last leg of our trip, we were grateful to find a lovely villa - Villa Ermenlinda - as our landing pad. Quick flight from Amsterdam to Milan then about a 60 Km drive to the villa. Truly wonderful it has 6 bedrooms and a view of Lake Maggiore that is breathtaking. Fortunately, the heat wave broke so the days are pleasantly warm , …
... but happily I do move on pretty quickly.
David and I talked and looked into coming home maybe a few days to a week earlier, as we didn't give enough thought to the jet lag issue (was really bad when we returned from Vietnam last year). As it is now we only have 4 days at home before we return to work. Unfortunately it will cost well over $1000 each to do this, so that won't be an option. Doesn't matter; we will just be tired.
We enjoyed a nice ...
... walked toward the funicular (aka very steep train driven by massive cables up a very steep hill - see video) and on our way chose a pasta Restuarant to lunch at.....Yum. After lunch we boarded the Funicular much to Maureen's distress, but being a good sport we all boarded although I am not sure Maureen actually looked up. More magnificent views to behold almost too much to take ...
... was about.
Back in the village we bought our pin and sat down about 1pm for lunch. We expected it to be very expensive up here hut it was a good price and the food was nice.
We made our way back to Como on the funicular and also got some gelato in town before heading back to our room. After being in the heat and walking I was quite tired and wanted a nap. David did want to head out on the bikes which didn't happen and I felt bad because he really wanted to ...
... a beer and snacks and the most wonderful passion fruit tartlet. We sat and watched people go by and the ferries come and go. We walked back to the car via a gallery of local artist's work. We bought a picture of Balbianello, the local villa near where we are staying. The road to Como made Lisa a little unsettled and we met a ...