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... the lunch hour began. The builders came in in hordes. Seated, supplied with bread and wine followed by pasta and then time to get back to work. We moved on and later found a great pizza place. Pizzas are good here (unlike Rome). We then followed Fabio's advice and caught the ferry into Como. We spent the afternoon walking about the main part of the city - lovely old buildings, huge Duomo (surprise!!), partially unfinished waterfront, shops ...
We arrived in this beautiful city at dusk so we weren't able to get the most out of it. Stayed there only for one hour and we spent that time in Parco Civico capturing the flickering lights of the city surrounded by mountains. The view from the shores of Lake Lugano was fascinating. It's truly a must-visit city and I'd love to go back and see it in broad daylight. ...
After a few days by the sea it was time to head North toward Lago Maggiore and the Swiss border. I had stayed at Lake Maggiore when I was a kid and it was something I remembered as a quiet and beautiful place. Of course things change but I wanted to see if I could make it up there and stay the night.
I found the SP258 road running North from Albenga to Garessio, from there I'd hit the SS28 to Ceva. From there ...
... I dashed in a found a bottle of Gin and then had to wait behind a long queue to check it out. With gin safely tucked in the boot, we hoofed it back to Menaggio for the car ferry.
There was an intense debate as to when the last ferry was due ‘cos if we missed it, it would have been a hour drive around Lake Como at the very least. Again, Lady Luck was in the car with us and the last ferry pulled up after a 10 minute ...
... was how quiet it was here. Obviously it's not quite peak season yet but compared to Rome, Florence and the Cinque Terre, this place was almost deserted.
The locals are charming and the whole town has a laid back feel that is complimented by the stunning vistas.
We boarded a boat for a trip across the lake to Isola Bella, one of the Borromean islands. While we were waiting at the dock to get underway a bright ...