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At last, out for a 'relaxing' drive πŸš— β›°

We found some easier roads nearby, just by taking the ferry to the other side of the Lake!

It was a leisurely start today. Jill took a couple of interesting photos from our balcony. The two swans and their six cygnets are around our area a bit.

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While we were happy enough with our accmmodation its location was a bit of a challenge. The narrow crowded roads were a bit of a negative. Today we drove to Bellagio and caught the car ferry to the opposite side of the lake. Almost like a different world! βœ”οΈ πŸ˜† Not so cramped up and the roads were so much wider. We drove up round the top or northern end of the lake, right next to Switzerland and right at the foot of Alps. We also discovered an Autostrada that runs down the eastern side of the lake. Mostly tunnels it appears, so it is not a tourist drive. Here are a few photos from the drive. Getting on ferry etc, enjoying Managgio and Varena.

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Both Menaggio and Varena were more relaxed that the cramped confines of Bellagio and Lezzeno.

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And finally you have escaped the dreaded quotes so far but that is finished. Stand by . . . .

Orson Welles, American actor, director and writer: "In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace - and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."

La semplicitΓ  Γ¨ l’ultima sofisticazione – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
-Leonardo Da Vinci

Tomorrow Brescia.

Posted by stavmagpie 10:25 Archived in Italy

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