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... Surrounded by the intricate cake like laciness of marble sculpture we walked across the rooftops between the turrets. We took many more photos. After realising that time was now getting short we then rushed down to the stairs, caught the metro back the 4 stops to the Hotel Maddison and walked to 300m to the train station - that's why we booked accommodation close to the station! We made the train with 20 mins to spare so we bought a snack boarded and we were on our way to ...
... been packed up for the night due to the rain.
Tuesday 5 August 2014
We awake early, 3:30am, and wait for breakfast to be ready at 7, good continental spread & good coffee, then we are off to see the sights. First up is a viewing of Leonardo's "The Last Supper" which is very popular and tickets are booked out 3 months in advance. While waiting outside we ckeck over the street vendor's stall and come away with a T shirt, last supper prints and ...
... of our journey.
We were ready, but the Swiss weren't! The most memorable part of the journey was not the beautiful scenery, the picture postcard lakeside villages, the mountains, or the waterfalls. Instead, it was the 2 hour queue waiting to get through the 17km Gotthard-Strassentunnel on the A2. That meant our planned stop in Lucerne was abandoned, and we got to Strasbourg at about 9pm. In time for a late dinner in the restaurant next to the Ibis hotel we stayed at, and ...
... much to Oliver's delight.
We reached Como at about 5pm, and checked into our hotel. That left us time to walk down to the quay, have a drink at a cafe popular with the local sparrows, and wend our way to a delightful restaurant round the corner from the hotel. A short walk along the lakeside helped us to digest it all, before finishing with a bottle of wine watching the busy Saturday nightlife from our room's ...
... out 'Chou Bellas'.
Ness was not a fan of the slippery marble street tiles in her flip flops, but I didn't mind as it meant we got to walk at a much slower pace for my little legs to keep up with. In the main square we walked past a theatre that looked like the Colosseum. One of the streets off the main square that we walked down to get to Giulietta's House (Juliet to most of us) was filled with designer clothes and underwear shops. Window shopping was fun but I would ...
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