Travel Blogs from Verbania
... We spent the entire morning here studying and sketching the building. After lunch, we saw the Monumento ai Caduti which is a futurist style building and is right by the lake. The final building that we saw was Palazzo Novocomum which is a housing building. The rest of the afternoon was planned to be free but Marina said that the program would cover the lift fee to get to the top of the mountain that overlooks the ...
... looks spectacular and goes straight up to the top of the mountain, so we will have to come back to Lugano to ride it and add it to our list of Funiculars of the World.
Our objective for today was the three castles of Bellinzona, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage site. The trick is that it was raining - a soaking, cold rain - so we were ready to take the whole thing as it came.
We started with Castelgrande, the lowest of ...
... we assembled the stroller. We paused in a walkway on the way to immigration and he seemed to calm down, but the rage started again as we processed through immigration and picked up our bags at baggage claim. By the time we went through customs, he had supernova'd completely and fallen asleep in daddy's arms. He slept the whole way to the hotel up in Lugano (about 2.5 hrs), then napped for another 3 hours or so once we got to the hotel (after a brief redux of ...
... the moment of panic meeting a car in a narrow street with no room to pass) as the views were stupendous. We had a panoramic view of the lake and the island with the mountain in the background. The church really is perched on the cliff, it drops absolutely vertically below. We came across our shepherds again, guarding their flock. The animals were all grazing in a clearing and there were a couple of shepherds standing with crooks keeping an eye on ...
Wow, Skiing is exhausting when you do it for more than one hour. My legs are aching and protesting in agony. Today we had an instructor whose name was Santos who took us for one hour to refresh our minds of what we could do. He taught us how to stop and turn (although I did not remember some of it) and how to walk up a hill the right way (sideways). I found walking up the hill sideways pretty ******* the calves. Did you know that the snow over here ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services