- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
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Just when we thought Venice was the most beautiful place we would visit in Italy, Varenna may have beaten it into second place. Neither of us can get our heads round the fact that we are actually seeing what's around us. The apartment is amazing and the views from the balcony alone are worth the trip. Claire has also befriended a blind cat so we keep having to think of excuses to go and see the lady so Claire can rub the cat.
... stay the night at her place. I can't even express what a blessing that was, especially with the timing. We had been a bit stressed that day and just needed the companionship of someone who knew the area. She took such great care of us, and introduced us to some more of her friends the next day. After that we met up at the train station with Michael and Steve, some friends from the States who had been visiting Europe. We explored Milan with them for a bit, ...
... lunch at fancy Silvia's nearby. We ferried back and saw our cute Varenna. I tried to see the Monastery here, got there at 4 and they just closed, so I hiked across town and up 30 minutes to Castello Di Vezio which closed when I got there! Another couple was there too and he wouldn't let us in the Castle even for the views..good exercise I guess. I think I earned a gelato. ...
... were rolling in across the lake and rumblings of thunder and flashes of lightning were starting to make an appearance. Time to turn tail and head for home! Luckily I made it back to the main village of Varenna before it started raining more heavily but I really wasn't keen walking up the hill with the lightning all around. Just made it inside a minute before it really chucked it down. Hard to believe it was so sunny yesterday that we got a ...
... took photos with the group. Back on the bus to the hotel in Lake Maggiore (called Grand Dino), back by 4.30pm, rest the out to a restaurant nearby for dinner with a few of the group, Peter had seafood pasta and I had vegetarian cannelloni. Bought bracelets for gifts back home, walked through to the sister hotel ...