Hotel Leon d'Oro
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... quiet outside, I sat on a bench at the small beach and soaked up the sun & ambience.
We headed back to our hotel and got back about 3ish -time for a swim :-). Our hotel had no pool, so we had to use the one at the sister hotel about 20 minutes walk away. That hotel was opulence beyond the imagination. Seemed like I'd stepped back to the 1920's. Big pool area & it was quiet - perfect for some last minute relaxation.
Once again, sitting on the coach - en route to Lake Maggiore; our last stop on this lovely scenic holiday.
Today we head to the small swiss town of Lugano (north Switzerland) - some of our goup are taking a cable car up Monte Tamaro.
We arrive in Lugano shortly after 9.30am. Time for a 2 hour explore before getting the coach to our mountain excursion. Note, a lot of shops did not open until 11am!
First impressions - very expensive - ...
... have finished. The family are starting to wind down now and beginning preparations to return their houses inland at the beginning of September. However, they have very kindly asked me if I would like to stay on for a few extra days, as a friend, until they depart. Although I had made plans for my next location, it was an offer I could not refuse and my plans have been easily changed. I am actually not far from ...
... called Oriolo. It is a beautiful place with walkways going in every direction as you make your way up and down. Although this town has its own history, for me, the view of the open air theatre below was quite incredible (see pic). I know my family have made arrangements to for us to return on Thursday for a theatre production.
This town is also home to a world famous seismometer (for recording earthquake activity).
In addition, a new student is expected on ...
... I can not see the resemblance at all and accepted this with a raised eyebrow.
BREAK: Just been called for dinner so going to take a break here. Not even fully digested lunch yet! On top of the first and second courses, every meal consists of vino, ice cream, fruit, nuts, more fruit (usually melon), cheese/salami and liquor.
Returned from dinner absolutely full up. There is no room for anything else so ...