Hotel Villa Malpensa
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... Sforzesco for a brief walk around - it is huge and beautifully built with rounded brick turrets and huge courtyards. We decided not to catch the metro but walk through the city, it is more interesting that way. We then visited the Duomo for an inside look. We took the audio tour, visited the crypt and found a cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster who was honoured for his contributions. He might be related! We then decided to go up to the roof of the Duomo ( ... Steps). What ...
... but we are then advised we can go into the Dining Room if we wish, well then it all changes. It is like being in a very flash Restaurant with silver service having Moet poured down your throat, and given a menu that you only dream of. So we kick off with Cornmeal Crusted Scallops & Quail legs stuffed with goose liver mousse which is just about the best thing I have ever eaten. Christopher, our Indian waiter from Mumbai, keeps pouring the Moet while we wait for our ...
We had decided to take the Ferry up to another village on the lakeside, but actually arrived at the Quay in time for an earlier ferry. So we ended up catching the 9:10 ferry to Urio. As we climbed on board, the rain started, and as we cast off, that rain changed to horizontal, so we abandoned to top deck to go downstairs.
Luckily when we reached Urio the rain let up for a while. The only cafe near the dockside turned out to be a restaurant, despite having "cafe" written ...
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 ...
... 4° colder temperature than lake side. Snow still sits on the roof tops and in some garden areas.
Slow climb using "Shank's Pony" from car to house carrying luggage and groceries up stairs along the cobble stone pathway - fortunate to have a brilliant full moon to light our way. The house (a converted stable) is wonderful. Great views from balconies and an efficient heating system both upstairs (kitchen, dining, lounge and sleeping loft) and downstairs (main ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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