Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Albergo Del Duca: A great little hotel

We are just back from a short stay in Como where we celebrated our Coral Anniversary. We spotted the great reviews of the Albergo Del Duca on Tripadvisor and decided to go for it. No regrets. A charming little hotel, lovely room overlooking the quiet and atmospheric piazza, great restaurant downstairs with pizzas which are exceptionally good and a very good wine list. The staff were all helpful and very welcoming.

Como is a great small city with a beautiful Duomo and intriguing medieval streets to explore, and lots of classy shops. From the hotel it is a short walk to the lakeside where we got the boat for a day trip to Bellagio, one of Italy's most beautiful towns.

Highly recommended.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Fabulous Ferrara

The Locanda Borgonuovo is a wonderful place to stay in a very beautiful city. The family running the guest house are charming and very helpful. The personal touch includes the best Italian coffee with freshly made cake to wake up to, and very informed suggestions as to where to explore and where to dine. The location could not be better, just around the corner from the fabulous Piazza Cattedrale. Spotlessly clean, classy place to stay in a city which is perfect for relaxing, wandering around the Renaissance streets and gardens, and very accessible, being on the main train line from Venice to Florence. Not at all touristy, and a short hop from Ravenna and Bologna.

What more can I say?