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... however, the surrounding countryside is pretty - vineyards everywhere and distant snow covered mountains. We detoured to Desenzano on the banks of Lake Garda. Clearly a summer holiday town but a beautiful town situated on the shores of a huge lake. The water is crystal clear. Lunch at local trattoria consisting of local trout - scrumptious, a walk around town, purchase of veggies and fruit from local markets and off to the autostrada. ...
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. ...
... of driving to do, so I needed the break. Topped up the engine oil and headed off again.
It looked like I would be able to make it to Lago Maggiore before dinner time, get some snacks and drinks and go for a cruise along the lake shore.
From Asti I got on to the A21 and the A26 North to Veruno where I got on the SS32 which took me to the Southern part of Lake Maggiore. I followed the West side of the lake ...
... in the sun while looking at the lake.
I found a small roadside café on a hill overlooking the lake. The expresso was good! I sat there for a while soaking up the sun, but I knew I had a lot of driving to do if I was going to make it to Pisa before dark. Still without a GPS but I had written names of cities and road numbers on a piece of paper as a reference.
... woes apart, this was a thoroughly nice place to be. I indulged in the sense of History, as you do.
Next morning was time for the classic view of Locarno, which can be found from a funky monastery high above the town. We were grateful for the services of a funicular to get us up the mountainside, rising through a steep gorge. We had a fun chat with a honeymooning English couple from the North West, about our age, and who had clearly not been married for the first ...