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Published: June 21st 2017
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Today we purchased another mid lake ferry pass but headed in a different direction. We got off at the Villa Carlotta stop and spent an hour or so looking at this lovely villa with spectacular gardens and views.
We then walked towards Tremezzo, a very short walk of around 10 minutes. Again G saw an amazing old tower high above the town so naturally he wanted to go up to it! Another very steep climb but thankfully much easier and less frightening than the one in Varenna. More beautiful views from the top and we discovered that there was actually a road to come back down on.
We were hot and tired by then so popped into a little restaurant and hotel name Al Veluu. The owner came and chatted and served us a delicious glass of Pinot Grigio with some cheese. Again, absolutely stunning views, I don't think there is anywhere in this area without stunning views.
We then continued our much easier descent down the road to the town of Tremezzo where we had a wander around before having a lovely lunch of Sea Bream with New Potatoes at the Beach Café of the Grand Hotel
We then hopped back on the ferry for the short ride to Lenno, the town closest to the Villa Balbianello that we had visited on our first day. We wandered around the quite small town before a coffee at the Hotel Lenno.
After returning to Bellagio on the ferry we did a little wine tasting at one of the many wine stores while our washing got washed in the local laundromat. Then it was time to pack before our last dinner of Lamb Loin with Thyme Sauce and Chocolate Fondant in our hotel's terrace restaurant.
While we had been out all day, the front desk had helped us by continuing to telephone Emirates and we finally found out that G's phone had been dropped off at Malpensa Airport so we made plans to go there the next day to collect it.
Unfortunately this was our last day in this gorgeous spot, which was sad, but at least we had the rest of our wonderful trip to look forward to.
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