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... car drivers to drive. Luckily he drove well as once we left the autostrada, it was very, very windy to get to our hotel. Also Wendy is probably almost cured of her fear of tunnels as we lost count of how many we went through in the almost 90 minutes it took to get to Monterosso. We checked in at Hotel Palme, checked out our fourth storey room with sea view and balcony and went for a quick orientation walk. Apparently we are staying in the "new" town which is very busy, lots ...
... 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 ...
As much as I loved my.dinner last night, it didn't love me. It could have been the Procesco I drank pre-dinner, or the wine with dinner, or the post dinner grappa, espresso or the night cap Frangelico! By the time my tummy settled I made it out to the square by the lake where the weekly market was held. The fruits, produce, cheeses and meats -all local, were all so tempting to buy. I didn't time myself very well and called for a taxi about 30 minutes before ...
Up early, had breakfast and met our tour guide at about 9am. It was raining so we took a brolley each and opted for raincoats. We had a quick chat about where we would go and fortunately what the guide suggested was what we wanted to do. So we were driven to the old town of Como first - about 15 minutes away by car. The old part of the city is walled on three sides as the people of Milan and Como were not keen on each other. Of course the unwalled side of the city is the lake. ...
... 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
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking