Travel Blogs from Bergamo
... it was so close made up for its shortcomings,
We drove home without mishap but it took us about 1 ½ hours to get through the motorway toll at Ventomiglia on Saturday afternoon. The Côte d'Azur is heaving with tourists and it is virtually impossible to go anywhere as you cannot park, have to queue for everything and are anyway unlikely to get in. The food is overpriced and the service is slow and don’t even think about going to the beach as you ...
... Everyone walked away happy.
We then caught the ferry that we thought was going to Managgio which is on the opposite side of the lake, but it went back to Bellagio so it was an opportunity for me to change out of my wet shirt and get a jacket, of course this was also the signal required for the rain to stop and the sun to come out. Mennagio was another small quiet village with a restaurant and a gellato shop on each corner and where the Tourist Information ...
... Ok, the bell chimes twenty four times each day, some of these seemingly random, but we discover the church was built in the thirteen hundreds, nearly as old as the unassuming little grey church nearby that just happens to be two centuries older than its larger neighbour. That sort of sums up Varenna. Other places on Lake Como shout out "hey – George Clooney lives here" or “This spot was used in a James Bond movie” but Varenna just sits quietly and ...
... provides us with views from two sides of the hotel plus two balconies to sit out on and enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Como and the Bellagio Promenade.
In the afternoon we decide to go on a tour of the Villa Serbelloni Park which is now controlled by the Rockefeller Foundation of New York. Just a quiet walk through a park offering spectacular views at every corner, not to mention that it is 3 kms on a gravel path, uphill all the ...
... as they please on our trip. That act has turned them into consummate shoppers. Every candy store, toy store, dress shop, gellatoria is cause for serious investigation in case the perfect item might be inside. Final purchases? Tyler- a 1 euro smurf and a 2 euro plastic motorcycle. Evie - a 1 euro smurf and some postcards.
It is worth noting that this Tom and Sue's 3rd trip to the small town of Bergamo. Our first was time was 1994 when Sue had won a free trip ...
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