Hotel Villa Carlotta
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Last day before I head home. Second lazy day. We have a late breakfast and then head out for a walk to the local shops to buy supplies for lunch; pane, formaggio and prosciutto. I go for a walk around the village, the first time I've done this this week. There are horses grazing around the village, the sun is out and it is lunchtime so there is no one else walking ...
Another road trip today, this time to Lugano in Switzerland to visit Gilberto's aunt for lunch. Due to all the heavy rain over the previous week, there was a landslide on the road from Stresa to Lucano along Lake Maggiore so we have to take a different route over the mountains to get there. There are some wonderful views back along the valleys as we drive along. The sun is out and it is a beautiful ...
... of blog entries. And then we are off to have dinner with Gilberto's mum and brother at their house. Tomorrow we are going to Lugano in Switzerland to visit Gilberto's aunt. We will have a pretty early start as the main road is blocked by a landslide from the rain last week, so we have to take a different road which will take a bit longer. Might have time to get a pretzel as well ...
... August and September of 1944 the Allies took control of the area which saw the retreat of the Germans. It is a beautiful village, lovely stone walls and a couple of friendly cats! We have a cuppa and a chat with one of the locals. He points out a town on the next hill, Tavuillia, and tells us that it is the birthplace of Valentino Rossi. We drive through it a bit later on our way to the walled castle town of Gradara. Tavuillia is decked out in yellow banners ...
... architecture. Isola Bella is supposedly the most admired of the Islands on Lago Maggiore though having seen the gardens of Isola Madre, we are not entirely convinced. Admittedly, there is an enormous parlance on the island that we chose not to visit which, had we done a tour through that, it may have changed our viewpoint. Isola Bella was originally just. Rocky outcrop that was transformed in the 17th century by a group of Italian architects, financed ...