Ibis Milano Malpensa Aeroporto
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We arrived in Milan at 11 am (4 am Calgary time) tired, but ready to start our Italian adventure! We ended up getting a Fiat for our rental car instead of the one we had chosen prior to leaving, but contrary to our first impressions, the car is actually quite spacious! The driving situation is definitely different than that of Calgary-those Vespa's …
... Surrounded by the intricate cake like laciness of marble sculpture we walked across the rooftops between the turrets. We took many more photos. After realising that time was now getting short we then rushed down to the stairs, caught the metro back the 4 stops to the Hotel Maddison and walked to 300m to the train station - that's why we booked accommodation close to the station! We made the train with 20 mins to spare so we bought a snack boarded and we were on our way to ...
... so we walk to the next stop to fill in time. We spend 90 minutes riding around on the various routes when we get to a shopping district, so we get off. Scored a new pair of shoes for Richard and a new jacket for Julie, unfortunately the other top she wanted didn't fit. By now it is lunchtime/beertime so we do the Milanese thing and sit out on the sidewalk have lunch and check out all the people walking past.
This is followed by more walking to get to the ...
... of our journey.
We were ready, but the Swiss weren't! The most memorable part of the journey was not the beautiful scenery, the picture postcard lakeside villages, the mountains, or the waterfalls. Instead, it was the 2 hour queue waiting to get through the 17km Gotthard-Strassentunnel on the A2. That meant our planned stop in Lucerne was abandoned, and we got to Strasbourg at about 9pm. In time for a late dinner in the restaurant next to the Ibis hotel we stayed at, and ...
... much to Oliver's delight.
We reached Como at about 5pm, and checked into our hotel. That left us time to walk down to the quay, have a drink at a cafe popular with the local sparrows, and wend our way to a delightful restaurant round the corner from the hotel. A short walk along the lakeside helped us to digest it all, before finishing with a bottle of wine watching the busy Saturday nightlife from our room's ...
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