Lake Como...in the rain
Varenna Travel Blog› entry 20 of 21 › view all entries
Having finished my tour of Milan I took the extra day I had to visit The Lakes. Rick Steves recommended the town of Varenna and the train to get there was easy so I jumped on. I thought little of the weather, hoping that I could still see things happening and even catch a farry to some of the other towns accross the lake. It was raining a bit in Milan, but hopefully that would clear.
Getting there was a bit slow. It was another regional train and we stopped several times. When we got to Varenna I was deep into my book and as we slowed I started looking for signs to see if we were at my stop.
Not wanting to just jump on the next train, I had a pizza at a little resturant, and then headed back. The next train wouldn't depart for another hour, but I knew that. There was just nothing left for me in town.
When I got back to Milan the weather was clearing a bit (just my luck) so I didn't mind wandering the Golden Quadrangle a bit where all the expensive shops were at. The only things with less then 4 digits on them...were the clocks. Even the smallest of accessories were over 100€. Wow.
I stopped at the internet cafe again to see about my hotel in Sienna, and to check my flight. I thought I left Rome at 5pm, turns out I leave at 11am. There's no way I can be in Sienna that morning. It worked out that the hotel I had checked into was booked.
It took a while but I found something affordable in Rome. I was burned on hostels...I just needed a bit of space, and privacy, so I splurged for the last two days and got me a private room at a small hotel. We'll see how it works out.