|Olives at the Market|
The drive to Lake Como took about three hours in the rain. It was a boring drive and was made longer by lots of traffic. We made one stop for a bathroom break but other than that it was just sitting on a bus. I did a little blogging and some reading while Thomas read in between naps. It was about 7:00pm when we arrived at the hotel – Grand Hotel Imperiale in Moltrasio. We then got checked in and settled in our room. At 7:45pm we met in the lobby and walked across the street to the hotel’s restaurant. This restaurant overlooks the lake but we were unable to see it because it was dark and rainy.
Dinner was wonderful, especially in comparison with the meal we had in Venice two nights ago. At this hotel we had some choices for dinner. They served us an appetizer of meat and cheese. Then we first had gnocchetti with tomato and basil and then I had grilled swordfish and Thomas had Warm Tomino cheese with salad. For dessert I had gelato misto and Thomas had pumpkin cake. We also had a bottle of wine – Ferghettina Curtefranca from the Lombardy area, which we are in now. After dinner we showered and relaxed in the room. Thomas read and I blogged. Overall it was a nice day but we could have done with a little less rain. Tomorrow we take a boat ride to Bellagio and spend the afternoon in Moltrasio. They tell us the rain is suppose to stop and it will be sunny, hopefully that is the case.