WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo
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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 ...
... it, so they recommended a cafe further along the lakeside. 20 minutes walk later, we were sitting there, drinking our coffees and cokes, and watching the swans and ducks on the lake. A short walk further to the next ferry stop - and the heavens opened again, only this time it was torrential. Once on the ferry we could barely see the shore!
Getting back to Como was stopped at a restaurant / gelaterie for a lovely lunch, and by 2:30 we were in the car ready to start the ...
... much to Oliver's delight.
We reached Como at about 5pm, and checked into our hotel. That left us time to walk down to the quay, have a drink at a cafe popular with the local sparrows, and wend our way to a delightful restaurant round the corner from the hotel. A short walk along the lakeside helped us to digest it all, before finishing with a bottle of wine watching the busy Saturday nightlife from our room's ...
... to catch a taxi back to Palse, we knew the street even if we couldn't remember the number. Taxi driver was very nice and said "but will you remember the house?" We assured him we would!
When we got to Palse, there were roads closed because of roadworks so it was a very roundabout route with a stop at a bar to make enquiries, but eventually we were driving along Via Peressine, and looking out with eagle eyes to see if we could recognise ...
... to Pompeii, not because he is an ancient ruin, but to ensure it was a birthday he would never forget. Pompeii was amazing. The ruins of the 2000 yr old city were so well preserved considering they were once covered in volcanic stone. We were in awe of the petrified bodies that were made by pouring plaster over the remains of skeletons that had been killed whilst hiding from the gases spewing from Mt Vesuvius. Being Matt's day he chose the classy establish ‘Le ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services