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This morning was a slower start and a later breakie (we were the last people to arrive). After we checked out we walked along the promenade (the most stunning blue sky day here so far) and saw the Finicular from many different angles and the lake - its so pretty and beautiful. I know I keep saying but it's true. What a view.
... Duomo a beautiful old church. We then stopped at the Porta Torre an old tower. From there we went to Sanfedele another church - we are getting very religious here. The town centre (Piazzolo Terragini) is very boutique and has quite a village feel to it. We strolled around and window shopped. Of course we had to have a snack (the most amazing cake, biscuit and lolly shop. (No one except for us eats in the street.) Those who know me must be surprised at my lack of willpower here ...
Up at 6.30 am. Breakfast at 7 am and onto the coach by 8.00 am. Drove to Lake Como which is much narrower than Lake Maggiore but very beautiful. Loads of expensive villas on the shore sides.
Even saw George Clooney's (only the roof though) and it wasn't that big but had front view of the Lake.
We stopped at Villa Carlotta and had a wander around the rooms, and then ...
... American for the most part. One of the best parts of our sunny day was that there were billowing clouds which added impressive textures and shadows to the deeply crevassed mountains.
While both Amalfi and Cinque Terre had ...
... but the meal was abnormally expensive, as we should have expected from a tourist place. A Hare Krishna came in selling books and asking for money. We haven't been bothered often by beggars (? I feel funny using that word?) but the few we've seen are very pushy. And then I feel bad.
We had two German student groups in front of us, but the Paestum tour was very enjoyable. I love seeing classical ruins - a holdover from my days ...