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Post card views We wake to cleared rain, an overcast day but incredibly surprising are the snow capped peaks surrounding Lake Como. The scene has been stolen from a post card or the top of a box of beautiful chocolates. The only thing missing from the scene are the two swans we saw gliding across the water yesterday. We walk along the lake to a 12 century church of Sancta Maria del Tiglio with what looks like a 16th century church built inside the walls of a 15th ...
... for the
oldest member of the group due to way to much alcohol. Dancing to a
heavy beat as the pain from my heels stabs the bottoms of my feet and
shot up my legs, I take a second to consider sitting down but that
thought quickly evaporates when you have to pay for a table to sit at
or when you realize how much it will suck to stand back up again
afterwards.. oor when you realise how much fun you ...
My time in Milan was spent walking around, visiting museums, photographic exhibitions, eating
amazing meals, drinking good micro brewery beers and getting to know Cristina's friends and lifestyle.
I even got to see 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo Da Vinci. This was an amazing surprise from Cristina as it's usually a few months waiting list to get in. They only ...
... sun for tbe most part. The mountain road was predominantly downhill but there were a few 'bonus' climbs before the big drop down to Fornovo di Tara. Our breakfast was pretty marginal at the overnight place so we had a food stop at Fornovo. After that it was onto more ordinary busy roads for most of the day. From Fornovo the route has been fairly flat so it has been reasonably easy ...
... made money to keep up their church through honey and herbs which they somehow sold, but weren't allowed to be in contact with the public. Not sure how that worked. But eventually, they moved from this location because people kept wanting to see the beautiful monastery. The monastery was begun in the 1360s by a wealthy patron, the ducal family of Milano. I believe the story is something to the effect that the patron of the family and his wife couldn't have children, ...