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Menaggio

or more like Nobiallo (fortunately a short walk into Menaggio)

Packing up our bags we lugged them down a few steps to wait for the bus to Menaggio declining the kind offer of the Italian owner to take our bags to the stop. No need we said it was only a few steps down. Tickets purchased we eagerly waited in front of the Pharmacy as flash cars passed us by. Where was the bus we wondered? All was revealed when two young Italians come to the bus stop and explained that no the bus needed to be caught at the bottom of the 542 steps bit of lost in translation. Wish we had listened to the Italian owner. Quick conversation in the Tabacci with the Italian owner and soon Frederico picked us up in his taxi and $80 euro latter we arrived in Nobiallo.

A week in Nobiallo only 15 minutes walk (no stairs) into Menaggio. This week our adventures included:

  • Swimming and eating at the local pool - no crowds, lovely and clean, on the lake.
  • A ferry to Verona and a big walk.
  • A bus to Lugano (Switzerland) very narrow and windy roads - kids felt a bit sick.
  • Dan has a day in Bologna to check out future apartments. Girls and I go to pool and find fab gelati shop - best pistachio ice-cream. That night try and find some English TV but only German and Italian.
  • Ferry to the top of the lake and dinner in glitzy Bellagio.
  • Beautiful lunch at 'Albergo Vapore' - vino, spaghetti with clams and mussels. Visit Villa Balbianello beautiful and the scene of several movies including; Casino Royale, Star Wars. Dinner at home and pack for our next destination.

"Le case sono fatte per viverci, non per essere guardate..."
"Life is a journey not a destination and I just can't tell what tomorrow brings"

Posted by happellfamily12 06:41 Archived in Italy Tagged menaggio

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