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... Sforzesco for a brief walk around - it is huge and beautifully built with rounded brick turrets and huge courtyards. We decided not to catch the metro but walk through the city, it is more interesting that way. We then visited the Duomo for an inside look. We took the audio tour, visited the crypt and found a cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster who was honoured for his contributions. He might be related! We then decided to go up to the roof of the Duomo ( ... Steps). What ...
... lined with bars & restaurants with lights strung across the canal providing an ideal setting. It's only 10.00pm so let's go and have a walk and have a look. As we go past reception, Pipi suggests we take some umbrellas as rain is forcast. He was right, within 5 minutes it is raining but it is still warm and comfortable. Out of nowhere appear gentlemen of African descent on every corner selling umbrellas, taking advantage of the situation as their normal handbag ...
... 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 ...
... and Mel Gibson. We fancied fruity cocktails but weren't drinking in the day, so he offered us virgin strawberry daiquiris. They were so refreshing, like a strawberry slush puppy with real strawberries in. Ness' Europe book informed us that the greeting Chou is only used between friends and that it's impolite to use to Italians unless they say it to you first. As we were leaving the waiter held our hand (Ness thought he was going to kiss it) and said Chou to us, while the ...