Relais Francia Corta
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Breakfast included. Depart Milan at 8:30 am for North Lakes tour (4 days, 3 nights). The tour starting point is approximately 3 Klms from the hotel. Meeting point NH Touring Via Ugo IginioTarchetti, 2 Milan. Depart from the hotel. Day 1: Milan, Lake Orta, Stressa, Como Depart Milan at 8:30am to Lake Orta, a small and charming lake on the …
... along the promenade that seems to run all the way between the towns and villages. There plenty of birds about, cormorants, ducks, coots and some little grebes on the water, black birds, robins, pied wagtails, yellow wagtails and of course pigeon and sparrows on the banks. After our walk we prepared tea only to find the hob wouldn't fire up, we tried a second time but it still refused to work! We found out the camping ...
... to reach there.
Well from the outside of city there is a breathtaking view of the upper town but once you are in it I woudn't say the same. Still there is plenty to see wandering around the streets and lots of lovely churches to explore. But it's definitely not the best medieval town in Italy.
... buses to get to our hostel. After about an hour that included bus rides and lots of stairs, we arrived at the hostel, where we dropped off our stuff and left to explore the city.
We first went to try to figure out the busses and trains (Abby wanted to go to Pisa the next day) in the lower city. However, we were at a loss and gave up on that idea. We headed to the Citta Alta, which is the upper medieval city ...
... the old castle
gates and another bar or two. At the end of a lovely day, we hiked
back to the hotel and sat on the roof top watching the sun drop in
the sky while drinking Prosecco. Our evening meal was in the pizza
restaurant near the hotel again. Unfortunately the friendly waiter
was not there again.
Having waited ten years
to see the Italian lakes, we were not disappointed. What a wonderful