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Travel Blogs from Lugano
... stop. Just as we got going...I got that all too familiar tickle on my leg and then up pops another HUGE spider; well I must have terrified Ernie because my legs ended up almost in his lap! Somehow I managed to put a cloth over it and chuck it out of the window...and still keep the cloth. Girls you would have been proud of me..! Good trip, we even managed to get the vignette without any problems. We are now ...
... I also had pizzicchero, which is a local specialty type of pasta made with whole wheat and a cheesy sauce. We had seen them serving it at the restaurant at Colico on Sunday, but it's brown colour makes it look not especially appetising. Mine was cooked with vegetables (including chunks of potato like there was any shortage of carbs!), but was delicious and not heavy. We waddle off to the car and plan to drive to Como, but soon realise we can catch a boat down. Parked at Tremezzo, ...
... called the cheese). The third plate was a couple of deep fried thingies and what turned out to be a jet black olive paste on toast. The gnocci came with a garnish of tiny basil leaves, whole, not cut up. I think the basil must be treated with a growth regulator to get such a mass of tiny leaves. An interesting idea horticulturally.
After rolling back down the hill and retracing the funicular to Como it was off to ...
... it. It took quite a while to calm her down. We walked around the Duomo, Lit a candle, and had tea outside with Mums new shawl to ward off the drafts. We had Pizza for tea which probably wasn't a great choice but the options are fairly limited
... but while finishing our wine, a fellow comes in and puts a glitter coated flashing toy (a dog for us) on every table, along with a small torch and a card. And leaves. Not a word said. So Clare reads the card which is something to the effect of "I am deaf. Buy this for €3." Maybe it's the new version of roses being flogged in restaurants, but no-one obliges in the crowded restaurant. :( With the peak season past, we have found the crowd level comfortable. People seem ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services