Stresa, Lake Maggiore

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May 11th 2017
Published: June 22nd 2017
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Had a laid-back day today. The weather was overcast and a little drizzly, but not cold. We boated over to a couple of islands to visit a palace and to have a great lunch. Afterwards I had a long, red wine-assisted nap, while Robyn went shopping. Strolled into the village for dinner - good pizza and Forst beer at the Taverna del Pappagallo with Lani and Jim from Hawaii/LA. Unfortunately the rain increased and we got wet feet on the walk back.

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Tauck Bellissima RouteTauck Bellissima Route
Tauck Bellissima Route

6-18 May. This is our second Tauck tour, the first was their New England Fall Colours tour last year, which we enjoyed greatly.
Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees
Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees

An impressive building with very ornate finishes.
Balconies, room 403Balconies, room 403
Balconies, room 403

We scored a large room with a pretty outlook.
Borromees PalaceBorromees Palace
Borromees Palace

Another fine building, filled with objects d'art. It is still privately owned and a section is closed off for family use. The several white peacocks in the grounds were impressive.

15th May 2017

Love the idea of the red-wine assisted nap!! However the shopping might win out!!!

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