Una Hotel Tocq
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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 ...
... 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 ...
We had decided to take the Ferry up to another village on the lakeside, but actually arrived at the Quay in time for an earlier ferry. So we ended up catching the 9:10 ferry to Urio. As we climbed on board, the rain started, and as we cast off, that rain changed to horizontal, so we abandoned to top deck to go downstairs.
Luckily when we reached Urio the rain let up for a while. The only cafe near the dockside turned out to be a restaurant, despite having "cafe" written ...
Well obviously, if you're going to drive in Italy on the first weekend in August, you need to be going north. That was lucky!
Having finished packing up the car with what seemed to be three times as much as we brought with us - how come it fit getting here, and doesn't on our way back? - we added a trip to a supermarket to fill up with cheap booze and Baci chocolates - ah that explains it!
Marco turned ...
... about the night and the best tram ride ever. We discussed the guy who had started chatting to us and I said I was so glad he didn't try to get off with us (meaning off the tram at our stop), Ness' warped mind thought of a different meaning and she burst into laughter. She was laughing so much I could see her silhouette sitting up in bed so that she didn't choke.
My throat is scratchy from cigarettes and laughter, what a great night.
Buona notte from Milano
Jess (and Ness) xx
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility