Monday, November 5, 2012

Spending the Day on Lake Como



Morning View from Our Hotel Room

When I woke up today the first thing I did was look out the window. It was pretty cloudy still but there was no rain. The view from our room looked out to the lake and the mountains beyond. I could see the lake and the mountains but there were clouds at the top. There was a spot of blue peeking out from the clouds so I was hopeful that we would have a nice day. This was early in the morning, around 6:30am. Thomas and I dressed and then went down to breakfast. They had a very nice buffet set out with eggs, bacon, a large variety of breads and pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt and juices. We ate and visited with a few people and then returned to the room to get our things ready for the day. 

View from Lake Como
We met the group in the lobby around 9:30am and we all walked over to the lake so we could get a group photo. We got arranged and had the staff from the boat take the picture. Then we all got on the boat for our ride to Bellagio. The views from the water were incredible and we even got to see the house that George Clooney owns on the lake and the Alps. We arrived in Bellagio and had about an hour and a half to walk around. Thomas and I grabbed a map at the tourist information office and headed up the road. We walked a short distance and then took a left turn and walked to punta spartivento which is an overlook where you can see the three legs of the lake. We took some pictures and enjoyed the views of the lake and the Alps beyond. We returned to the main road and walked into town and looked around. When our time was up we returned to the boat for the ride back to the hotel. The boat ride back was faster and Thomas and I returned to our room to get things packed for our flight home tomorrow. After getting our luggage organized we relaxed and read until it was time for dinner. At 7:30pm we went to the lobby and met the group for the walk to the restaurant. Tonight we had tuna and cabbage for an appetizer, pennette with bolognese and then grilled chicken. For dessert Thomas had nougat parfait and I had a fig tart. It was a nice meal to end the trip. We ended dinner and returned to the room to do last minute things. We were in bed by 9:45pm because tomorrow will be a very early and a very long day. Our trip to Italy has been wonderful.

Afternoon View from Our Hotel Room

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