Hotel Villa Carlotta
Travel Blogs from Belgirate
Saturday 10 May
The road to Lake Como was fine and the countryside was pretty up until Milan. The roads here are narrow so once again it is a case of jagged rock faces, steep descents and maniac drivers.
There are so many cyclists on the roads. They are dressed in their black lycra with fluorescent stripes and patches. They look …
... stop. Just as we got going...I got that all too familiar tickle on my leg and then up pops another HUGE spider; well I must have terrified Ernie because my legs ended up almost in his lap! Somehow I managed to put a cloth over it and chuck it out of the window...and still keep the cloth. Girls you would have been proud of me..! Good trip, we even managed to get the vignette without any problems. We are now ...
... and as the church bells chimed 1:00 out came the waitress with the menu. I ordered the antipasto della casa, a plate of gnocci, 1/4 litre of house red, water and expresso. Within about 15 minutes the place was full, mostly locals. The meal was glorious. The antipasto came on 3 plates. One of 3 varieties of local salami, another of a saucer sized pizza, just cheese but a beautiful delicate molten cheese. (Fratella, I think ...
Moved to Como this morning. Mum had been out with the group for dinner last night and was not at all happy. Mum does not drink at all and many of the rest of the group do, so she felt left out of the general jollity and was not in a mood to put ...
... European! We negotiate a private boat ride on the lake, around Isolo San Giulio, a former monastery, now a convent. Sort but sweet. Cooking for ourselves, so buy salad goods and eggs for omelettes. Into deli for ham and frommage, and spend 15 min in exchange with lovely young guy. Can't believe we're cooking for two as Italians are always have a minimum of 6! He wants us to buy some real balsamic, so gives us a sample of a 12 year old one. It is amazing, smooth and sweet. A ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking