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.
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