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This morning we said goodbye to our beautiful Castle hideaway & hit the Autostrada. First stop was Vicolungo The Style Outlet Shopping Mall to spend the last of those pesky Euro's! Then we thought we would just have a drive around the villages in Lombardy around the lake Lago Maggiore. It was just beautiful. Especially the village if Angera. I could ...
After Cinque Terre, we continued north to a city called Como, on the border of Italy and Switzerland. Never heard of it before but we wanted to have one more stop before reaching Lucerne so this seemed interesting enough to go to.
We found a small hotel in the part of the city we wanted to be based out of - about a 30 minute walk from the train station and close to the waterfront ...
... so the views weren’t typical of most days I’ve been in this area but were pretty nice none the less.
Most impressive was the many small houses in the mountain villages. Many were for sale, very small and boarded up for the winter. I suspect not many people live there year-round.
I’d love to go back in summer but I probably won’t take the ...
... felt very sleepy and quiet. The properties showed that in history there had been a lot of wealth here. After a while exploring the narrow streets we returned to the car park for coffee. After wards Les took a look at the hob, and gave it a good blow out with the compressor to remove all the dust, fluff and dog hairs, after which it worked again. I still can't understand where all this muck ...
We did plan to go further South in Italy because the weather looked to be better but it changed again last minute and we decided to head North to Lake Maggiore which is a pretty big lake and borders on Switzerland.
The campsite we stayed at was really busy but we managed to get our tent up ok. The lake was really nice and it has some islands too which are inhabited. On ...