Trip Report By Mel & Karen Ray
Goal for today ... take the hydrofoil boat from Bellagio to Como.
Don't know how fast the big passenger ferry was going across the water but it was fun scooting along leaving a high and huge wake behind us.
Como seemed much larger than expected ... around 85,000 residents ... much different than the 50+ villages that surround the Lake.
Upon arrival we went in search of a restaurant recommended by a friend in Northern Virginia ... name - Gesumin (tiny, off the beaten path) ... we eventually found it (helped by Google map) and we can say the following .... Karen: best ravioli ever (and she loves Italian) ... Mel: never had better lasagne (thanks Bruce) !!!
Tummies full, soaked with white wine, and big smiles ... boarded a hop-on-hop-off bus to tour Como. Learned a couple unexpected things ... first, the Swiss border is very close to the city limits of Como (didn't realize we were that far North) ... second, their famous physicist/chemist Alessandero Volta invented the electric storage battery early 1800s. ... now you know where the term "voltage" originated.
Como experience over, we returned to Lezzeno to have dinner with Pat & Cam, our new Canadian friends ... hope to see them in Florida someday.