Hotel Schiff-Battello Ascona
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... for the departure. To use an old cliché, you don't realise how much you've got, until you move, but can anyone answer this.
Because we'll be back here next year, and in the same place, some friends very kindly offered to look after anything we wanted to leave behind. Great! No point in bringing all those summer clothes and beach towels etc. back, to put them away and only get them out again to bring back here is there? This meant that one of the two ...
... hadn't realised when we stopped in Bellinzona last night that it is a Unesco World Heritage listed site, as it has 3 magnificent castles built in the 13th, 14th & 15th centuries and surrounded by a high city wall, and then surprisingly the weekend was also Unesco 'open house' weekend, so all buildings were open and free to the public.
... town to town. We first went to Varenna and walked around. Then back to Bellagio for lunch on the lake. Then to Managgio and back again to Bellagio. It's all very beautiful here and we are just taking the opportunity to relax. We will use our balcony this evening for gazing into Lake Como and then tomorrow we make the trek to Strasbourg. Ciao ...
... mains and we had 2 different types of pasta, I had Salmon in mine and Briony had tomato, chilli, bacon and onion. Both were full of flavour and unbelievably tasty. The 1 litre carafe of wine that went with our food was just a cherry on top.
We left the restaurant with the familiar buzz of a ½ litre of wine in the body and braved the rain back to our room. It grew louder and heavier once we got inside and we decided to wait it out and watch a movie while we had a chance ...
Rain and more rain! Had great breakfast while we watched lightening across the lake this morning. It's lashing it down. Had relaxing start to day. Catching up with blog. Late afternoon we decided to catch speed boat to Como town about 40 minutes away. Was great to see more of the lake which is so beautiful with villas along most of the lake edge and the ret of the mountains are covered in lush vegetation. The boat stopped a couple of times due ...