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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 ...
Today we headed for the lakes, which were a half hour drive from our north Milan base.
Lake Como had been identified as the prettiest and as we passed the town of Como, we headed on up the lakeside to Tremmezo, where we wanted to stop at Villa Carlotta.
The lake itself is vast and clearly a very popular area judging by the amount of houses and villas that were clinging to the rocks all ...
We're on our way to Italy for the next month and stopped for the night in Bellinzona in the Swiss Alps, we are only an half hours drive from Lake Lugano which we'll visit tomorrow. The first snow of the year fell last night, but I don't think anyone here gets to excited about it, as most of the hotels seem to be closed until the 4th December!
Our hotel served a wonderful breakfast buffet with the gorgeous view of the lake. The lake was cut by a glacier and is 1200 feet deep. It's a beautiful teal blue color and there are swans and ducks all around. We caught the 10 am shuttle into Bellagio central and bought a "hop-on-hop-off" ticket for the ferries that constantly cross cross the ...
... by loin of veal and lamb chops with vegetables for main course. Naturally, we had to try a bottle of the local red wine with our dinner! We then shared the apple and almond cake for dessert.
Rosella then delivered us safely back to Varenna by about 10.30pm, which was a bit of a late
night for two old ducks like us!
During the night, we could hear thunder and lightning all around us, which was a little scary, as we ...