Agriturismo Zio Cristoforo
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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The drive was not as harrowing as Lake Como, perhaps as we have become a bit accustomed to Italian drivers. Nonetheless, the damn motorcycles wore us out. They would pass on hairpin curves and expect cars to move out of the way, although we were bigger. We concluded driving on this road was simply their Sunday thrill.
After writing most of this blog we went to dinner and there encountered a few Brits ...
... asked, in German, as this seemed to be our easiest joint language, if we wanted to stay 2 nights as booked; we decided to stay just one night as the area is pretty small with little to keep us entertained for longer! We checked can on the map and decided to see if we could book into the next hotel a day earlier........and we could!
A bonus......we do get breakfast tomorrow ...
... Il Caminetto and cooking class professor. We jumped into his eight passenger van and headed north to the restaurant. The roads in this area are all pretty narrow with stunning views. We passed through a long tunnel that cut through the mountain and turned off (three point mind you) onto a impossibly narrow road that wound up the mountain in a series of switchbacks that made everyone's eyes widen. Moreno didn't seemed worried and waved to the people ...
... totally gone.
Drenched we walked in and were welcomed, they don't shut until 7.45 and as it was 5 they were happy for us to wander about dripping. Our waterproof jackets have been perfect but leggings would have been good too. €11 for a 3 day pass. The museum charts the history of the area pre Greeks as well as the various owners including the Romans who left the temples intact. There are loads of tombs around and much of the museum shows what was ...
... famous shopping precinct. After a beautiful local specialty Canoli Roll and coffee we set off to Como.
Driving our little car has many challenges. Murdoch is amazing how he handles the agression of other drivers and the unpredictably of Italian drivers who criss cross in front us! We wound our way along Lake Como to Bellagio where we are presently. Right on the lake,with views of the alps across from us, our hotel is very old, but ...