Travel Blogs from Bergamo
... road seemed to be a pedestrian street as it was cobbled, narrow and full of people and we were sure we shouldn’t be driving down it but surprisingly this is the main road into town. The hotel Florence was a delight, right on the banks of picturesque Lake Como. I had a beautiful room with a window opening to the view. We had a walk around the very picturesque town, bought a few souvenirs and later cracked a bottle of Ayala champagne that Barbara and Leigh ...
... the question that most Tourists ask "Is that George's Villa", but alas it is a long way up the lake towards Como.
We stop at the Villa del Balbianello for a tour of the estate that is now owned and maintained by the Fondo (Foundation) Ambiente Italiano and was previously owned by Guido Monzino a weathy Milanese Businessman who was a dedicated explorer and collector. He was too busy climbing Mount Everest, trecking to the North Pole or exploring South America so ...
... back to the railway station, but we’ve fallen for the place just the same. I think the key is the unassuming way the town just gets on with being, while people like us come and go. The little piazza below our window is the only square in the town so it’s not only the place where people meet, but also a favourite spot for kids to run and do the things kids do.
We’ve even grown attached to the church with the bell we’ve named ...
... seeing she had been so helpful I gave her the 70 cents change, but was she grateful of my generosity, no way, so I probably carry a Gypsy Curse with me now.
Soon we are heading out of Milan and make our way up into the mountains for the 55 minute ride to Varenna where we will catch a ferry to Bellagio. The views are spectacular and all is going fantastico as we pull into Varenna until two stupid Poms don't know how to open the ...
... our way to the mountain path, and it was beautiful! We were walking through forest that had a few pine trees, but was mainly trees I don't know the name of with black trunks and apple green leaves - stunning! We also passed a few houses that looked very northern Italian, if not Swiss! And they had beautiful overgrown green lawns, some with yellow wildflowers :) We walked down the mountain on the stoney mountain path, and got to a nice spot with a view of the lake. Dan walked near ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking