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We had a relatively quiet start to this morning as our walking tour did not start until 10.30. This gave us time to shower, pack, breakfast, vibes mums ( mum S was not answering) and Bethany. It is lovely to hear some news from home. We arrived punctually as that's how we roll and the guide did not turn up. A few others were there waiting as well. We gave up and decided to do it ourselves as we really only have a short time until the train leaves at 2 .05 pm. We went to ...
... find you have a choice of three pizzas only and about three different drink choices, so for a slice and a glass of beer it was 5 euro served on a paper plate with a plastic fork, ask no questions, don't try to change the order anyway, this is how it is, OK,
After satisfying two of our basic needs we decide to satisfy the third, Culture, so we head off to La Scala the Opera theatre that has been going for since 1778. Luckily there were no performances on so ...
... it, so they recommended a cafe further along the lakeside. 20 minutes walk later, we were sitting there, drinking our coffees and cokes, and watching the swans and ducks on the lake. A short walk further to the next ferry stop - and the heavens opened again, only this time it was torrential. Once on the ferry we could barely see the shore!
Getting back to Como was stopped at a restaurant / gelaterie for a lovely lunch, and by 2:30 we were in the car ready to start the ...
... return our security deposit, and to call Jane "the perfect wife" - not like those Nowegians from a couple of weeks ago who left such a terrible mess.
As we made our way further and further north, we soon lost count of the number of miles a stationary traffic going in the other direction.
We had planned a stop in Modena for lunch, but unable to easily find somewhere nice, we finally ended up in a ...
... us. We regrouped in our room, and after having a solid 10 minutes of straight laughter we set out for the metro to make our way into the actual main part of Milan. Immediately after you exit the metro station, you see the Duomo. It is architecturally the most exquisite thing I think I have ever seen. The extensive amount of detail that is on the exterior of it is something so difficult to put into words. It had Selfie material for sure. We were pretty much lost again, ...