We have 3 nights here. The second day dawned
rainy, but clearing. We took a ferry to the neighboring town of Varenna. Old
mansions, glorious gardens. A climb up the hill to see the "castle", which it
turned out was now in private hands, and had faint Scottish bagpipe music piped
in. Eerie but it worked. A chap selling (of all things) the most beautiful
bonsai's. Who'd a thunk? More great views over the lakes. Lake Como is formed of
three long narrow shapes, which meet in the middle, at Bellagio. So this is an
interesting combination of geologic shapes. More fog. The rain, which had gone,
began to spatter as we left the tower. Although it had been a good hour climb
up, it was faster down. The rain never did more than spatter, and it was warm
rain to boot.
What a dreamy spot. We are talking of returning. Dr. Ed especially must come here, it is so painter-esque. And just a couple of hours from the Milan airport (Malpensa).
Tomorrow is our last full day here, then we are up and out for the 5:55 am ferry on the morning of the 3rd, to catch the 10:35 flight out and home.
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