Hotel Villa Carlotta
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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 ...
... an Italian from Lake Como was in California and observed how the covered wagon worked. He later returned to Lake Como and designed the Lucia, with the bones or hoops allowing a canopy to be erected as necessary according to the weather. A unique design where the oarsmen stand upright, using a single oar each. The skiffs were used to transport people and goods around Lake ...
... 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 ...
... outside while the boys sat inside in the shade where they could play their iPads....everyone was happy. The trip went relatively quickly and we arrived at Bellagio in time for lunch. We got off and walked a short way up the hill until we reached Trattoria Giacomo and that's where we decided to eat. The boys and Geoff had pasta and I had a breasola and rucola hoping for something lighter. After coffee we headed back out and ...
... sites to see. While the weather wasn't too bad, headed for the funicolare. It runs every 15 min., which helped you accept the fact that the ticket sellers speed was between slow and dead slow. Views across Como as we rose to the top.
At Brunate, the village at the top of the funicolare, was the Sant'Andrea Cheisa. As you walk in, your eyes are immediately drawn to the chapel venerating Sant Maddalena Albricci di ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services