Travel Blogs from Stresa
... it, so they recommended a cafe further along the lakeside. 20 minutes walk later, we were sitting there, drinking our coffees and cokes, and watching the swans and ducks on the lake. A short walk further to the next ferry stop - and the heavens opened again, only this time it was torrential. Once on the ferry we could barely see the shore!
Getting back to Como was stopped at a restaurant / gelaterie for a lovely lunch, and by 2:30 we were in the car ready to start the ...
Well obviously, if you're going to drive in Italy on the first weekend in August, you need to be going north. That was lucky!
Having finished packing up the car with what seemed to be three times as much as we brought with us - how come it fit getting here, and doesn't on our way back? - we added a trip to a supermarket to fill up with cheap booze and Baci chocolates - ah that explains it!
Marco turned ...
... it was time for gelati as we strolled the very pretty town of Bellagio. We returned to the waterline and checked out return times for the ferry before wandering further around the edge of the lake where there is a lovely boardwalk and garden. I found a beautiful scarf at one of the shops along the main walkway. Bellagio and Lake Como in general is famous for silk, so there were lots of shops with beautiful scarves - it ...
... trips were at least 2 hours each way so it was actually quite a long day. Our camera is still stuffed and Diamonds emailed us saying we have to bring it back to them. Hmmm.
After a short rest at home, we went out for dinner to Osteria di Beuc. It had looked better than it turned out to be. Craig’s much desired zucchini flowers were too greasy; my milanese cotelleta was not much better than an ...
... nice church, hills, snowy mountains – tutto bello. Back in Como… I did manage to buy a cute black dress with fancy black and white collar and later a waterproof, black, trendy Geox jacket – everything is on 'Saldi’ which means discounted –jacket was 50% off. The prices seem much better than Paris and clothing do seem more stylish. The bags are to die for…. Not yet – waiting for Firenze.Craig chose ...
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