Hotel Garni Battello
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Yet another frosty morning, the sun shine soon melted it where it shone. We drove along the lake side passing through some lovely little villages that had some very large mansions with lake frontage. Somewhere along this western side George Clooney owns one of these mansions, as it's in the guide book do you think he would let us in for a tour? We stopped at the first town we came to ..... a pretty ...
... industrial and commercial areas where the speed limit changed frequently. Eventually we arrived at Como Town, it was larger than we expected, we bypassed it as we needed to find a camping place. We followed the road along the lake until we found a suitable place to stop. Once we had parked up we walked up one of the steep mountain paths, it zig zagged up through a small hamlet and then split, we ...
... felt like a 50 point turn Nathan managed to turn the car around without causing any damage, we can see why most people drive very small compact cars.
Not letting the poor visibility deter us we set off this afternoon to explore the numerous villages that surround the lakes all the while keeping an eye out for George Clooney who lives in the area. Our first stop was the pretty town of Bellagio where we took a car ferry to cross the lake to the town of Menaggio. ...
... was outrageous, sooooo many trucks and of course everything travelling very quickly. It was most tiring for John as the driver. The closer we got to Milan the worse it got, anyway, we survived. Luckily the road basically bypasses Milan and we were soon in Como.
Well a shock we got! The lake is pretty but Como is a huge suburb of Milan really. In fact most of the lake has housing surrounding it, albeit rather flash housing :-). Arrived at ...
... La Darsena at 8pm. We were just seated and looking at menu when in walked Peter and Edwina so we changed our tables to sit together. Very relaxed atmosphere with beautiful food. Tried Aperoll as an aperitif as recommended by Edwina. Looked like Tizer! Had pumpkin risotto with venison to start, Stu had lentil with sausage soup. Followed by duck and steak. We tried a selection of deserts and had to be rolled back to hotel. Great company, wine and ...