Day 4 - the one with a boat trip

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July 31st 2019
Published: July 31st 2019
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Our last full day in Stresa.

After breakfast, we headed out to walk to Belgirate, along the coast. The journey started off brilliantly striding out along the paths past a mini-golf site and a park with animals - however at this point the path stopped in the car park near the park and the gap along side the road did not appear to be that safe with the number of cars heading our way. So undeterred we turned around and walked back the way we had come and kept walking along the coast, passing the cable car of yesterday’s visit and carrying on to Baveno, which was less in the middle of the road - although only slightly and hoping no coach would shoot past.

Baveno is a very picturesque town on the side of the lake, although small and easy to see very quickly, the front has been designed very well and has a great promenade. The church area up the hill is beautiful with the courtyard laid out with all the stations of the cross. The paintings in the chapel and church are amazing

With the heat increasing, we decided to catch the ferry back to Stresa, stopping at the islands of Superiore and Bella - which have quite a few buildings for small islands and a tiered garden area on Isola Bella.

Arriving back in Stresa, we had our first gelato - disarnno and coconut for me and lemon and pistachio for K.

Pizza again for dinner (and why not!)

Earlyish train tomorrow and the journey continues to our next destination.

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