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On 9/9 we rode the Alpine Express gondola, then the Metro Alpine subterrainian cable to reach the Ice Pavillion, the largest ice grotto in the world. In the grotto there were pathways with many ice sculptures along the way. Above the grotto was the world's highest revolving restaurant where we had lunch and enjoyed the scenery, including some dedicated skiers on the glacier. After lunch we went ...
... on the other and then add a few mad Italian pensioners who bang along in their 30 year old Fiats. Great fun. When we arrived at the top car park we discovered why the funivia is broken - the top station is an unused wreck. However we also found a small ski field and a luge run that immediately got Fiona & Ian on board. Rosemary and I were content to find a coffee. Returning to Orta we had some downtime in the apartment before an early ...
We had breakfast out before we took a ferry across the lake to Pella on the western shore. After exploring the streets for a while, we were ferried back to the island in the middle of the lake, Isola San Giulio. Here the old buildings were immaculately preserved but the centre piece was the church. Its origins date back to 1023AD, but more recent ...
... fail - and then was called by Julia (who changed her mind as it was too cold and didn't end up doing to rafting) who said the group was leaving! OOPS! I quickly grabbed to top half of my wetsuit and ran outside. I threw it on. Davide came over wearing his suit and also a life vest and helmet. I went and took a helmet while he grabbed me a vest. We then got into a van (with wet seats - so gross when I sat in it! YUCK) that took us to the river! :)
... Take the most direct route
A tunnel of our own
Step 14: Keep civilization in sight
A tiny village near Furi
Step 15: Investigate transportation alternatives
Gondola museum piece.
Step 16: Reunite at the bottom
Walking away from base, the crew tries to get their land legs back
After the ride, we finally got to see the Matterhorn ...