Hotel Monte Codeno

Via Croce 2, Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy, 23829, Italy | Hotel
Prices starting from $130.00
 

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Monterosso on Cinque Terre via Milan and Genova

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

6

After a less than pleasant night, John had a late breakfast and we checked out. Apart from the food episode it was a great place to stay and we would recommend the Grand Imperiale Hotel as a good place to base yourself to see Lake Como (but don't eat at Cafe Bellini - a couple of doors down!) Anyway about 11am we were picked up by our next driver who took us in a Mercedes minibus to Milan Railway station. Boy was the station busy! We arrived with a good hour to spare and John had ...

Time at leisure on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

2

Today was a rest day. MAfter a late breakfast at 9:30 we organised ourselves and decided to go to the next village for a look around. We took the ferry to Cernobbio via Torno so zigged across the lake then back again towards Como. As with anywhere on the lake, it was once again, very picturesque. As we alit, we noticed that there was a market in progress. What luck! It sounded a bit like Victoria Market of old with all the fresh fruit ...

Plan B Again

A travel blog entry by ltessler

16

... treated myself to a slice of pizza and a bottle of the newest Dolce & Gabana fragrance. Milan's Centrale Stiation rivals a suburban mall and has a Sephora right by the tracks so you have to pass it coming or going. The train to Verona is one the "high speed" trains - much faster than the last one. I'm told it runs between 180 and 200 miles an hour. The countryside really does just Wiz on by. I actually thought I was getting a little motion sickness ...

A day on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

3

Up early, had breakfast and met our tour guide at about 9am. It was raining so we took a brolley each and opted for raincoats. We had a quick chat about where we would go and fortunately what the guide suggested was what we wanted to do. So we were driven to the old town of Como first - about 15 minutes away by car. The old part of the city is walled on three sides as the people of Milan and Como were not keen on each other. Of course the unwalled side of the city is the lake. ...

Plan B.

A travel blog entry by ltessler

8

Plan A is scrapped due to rain. I had reserved a 19 ft center console with a little 40hp Suzuki to tool around the lake for the day and visit some of the small towns that cling on steep hillsides to the waterfront. However, it's pouring out and the forecast for the rest of the day is not looking promising. So it's off by ferry to the main town of Como. First stop is to get a rain jacket and an umbrella, More stuff ...

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This hotel, located on Via Croce 2, Varenna, is near Duomo, Villa Melzi, Villa Monastero, and Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons.
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