Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 33 - Monday 24th May - Como - Milan

Day 33 - Monday 24th May - Como - Milan
Had a lovely sleep in and then breakfast at our hotel in Como. We walked to the Como Duomo which was lovely before returning our luggage to our car and then going to catch the ferry around Lake Como. The weather was lovely - hot and sunny. We took the fast ferry to Menaggio stopping at a few of the towns along the lake as we went. Once in Menaggio we looked around before having lunch overlooking the lake and the near-by snow capped mountains. Beautiful, although lunch took forever to get to us.
Next we took the slow ferry to Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo. The slow ferry was great because we got to see so much more of the beautiful little towns around Lake Como. Villa Carlotta was amazing. We toured the huge villa and its lovely gardens all overlooking Lake Como. So pretty.
Too soon we had to leave. We took the slow ferry again back to Como. The journey was longer than if we'd taken the fast ferry but the views were worth it.
Once back in Como we had dinner in the shadows of Como Duomo as we'd had enough of the sun for one day. Then we had to face driving the car back to Milan. By then it was about 8:30pm and we were so lucky as there was very little traffic on the road!! We were so relieved. It wasn't too bad on the motorways and we only got lost a couple of times. Once at our hotel at the airport we returned the car. We were all really happy to return the car safely! It had certainly been an experience!

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