Tuesday, 17 May 2016

007 Travel story: Lake Garda, Lake Como & Cernobbio (ITALY) 2015

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Wednesday 29 July 2015

We woke up in beautiful Castelnuovo del Garda already at 6.00 in the morning, had breakfast and checked out.


007 Travelers (Pirita, Mika and Little Agent Traveler) on the road again!

Traveling by car

From: Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
To: Lenno, Italy
Toll charges: 10,30 EUR





Start your engine! It was time to jump to car again and we were ready to go around beautiful Lake Garda. 007 movie "Quantum of Solace" (2008) starts with hair raising chase on the edge of Lake Garda. We drove the route to different direction than they did in the movie. Awesome sceneries of Malcesine, Naveve, Riva del Garda and Gargnano were on the way.





On our way from Gardaland to Riva del Garda











Riva del Garda




We stopped first at the end of lake where was popular Riva del Garda. There we had some snack in a place called Tapas. 

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. It is also known simply as Riva. People from Riva are known as Rivani.





Mika / 007 Travelers

We found potato chips called Highlander from Riva del Garda. Though, they didn't have anything to do with movie "Highlander" (1986), starring Sean Connery.


On our way from Rival del Garda to Salò








Villains chasing Bond near Lake Garda



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Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC


Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC









The chase continues through the tunnel




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Salò








Salò is the largest city on the west shore of Lake Garda and is part of the province of Brescia. Salò is an important centre of tourism, education and culture for the villages located on the western part of the lake.




Later on that same day we arrived in Lenno. 

Lenno

About:
Lenno (Lombard: Lenn) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Como. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,800 and an area of 9.6 km².

Lenno borders the following municipalities: Bellagio, Bene Lario, Grandola ed Uniti, Lezzeno, Mezzegra, Ossuccio, Porlezza, Tremezzo. The Comune di Lenno will be united to Mezzegra, Ossuccio and Tremezzo to form a single municipality named Comune di Tremezzina: the new administration will be formalized after election of the Major on 25 May 2014.








Accommodation

Hotel: Hotel Ristorante Plinio **
Address: Via Carlo Lomazzi 3, 22016 Lenno, Italy
Booked: Via booking.com
Price: 120,00 EUR / 1 night / for 3 persons
City tax: 0,00 EUR
Breakfast: Included
Wi-Fi: Free
Parking: Near the hotel, on the same street
Check-in: 12.00 - 22.00
Check-out: 07.30 - 10.00
Room type: Triple room, with balcony and lake view, 16m2 







We got room number two, which is on the second floor. The hotel has no elevator and the room has no airconditioning. However, this hotel has a very fast Wi-Fi connection and a great lake view from a window!




We enjoyed the view from our windows








After checking in we drove to Villa d´Este is. It is one of Italy's finest 5 star hotels in Lake Como, in one of Italy's most desirable locations: Cernobbio.

Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy.

How to get there

By car:
Highway A9 (Milan - Switzerland): Exit Como Lago then follow the direction to Cernobbio, cross the village; Villa d'Este gate is on the right side.

By train:
Como San Giovanni is a major railway station, connecting Northern and Southern European rail lines. There are hourly connections to Milan train station.

See other options here.


"Within a few minutes they were on the road leading out from Milan on their way to Lake Como and Cernobbio.
- We aren´t going to Villa d’Este by any chance, are we? Bond asked.
- Do you know Milan well? Bodo smiled again.
- I know Villa d’Este. It is a very high profile for meeting with your contact persons. So you man is an Italian police officer who must have very good connections since we meet him here.
- Who said he is a police officer? Anyway you will be surprised when you see him, the one who is in Villa d’Este nowadays. After saying that Bodo took a comfortable position and seemed to falling asleep."


John Gardner: "Never Send Flowers" (1993) 






Villa d’Este
Photo by: Villa d’Este






















We had dinner at Sport Bar Lenno´s terrace.






Good night from beautiful Lenno and Lake Como!










Thursday 30 July 2015


We had breakfast which was good. Also we liked the view from the windows: Lake Como!







Our next 007 travel story: Villa del Balbianello, Villa La Gaeta, Italy and Andermatt, Switzerland.





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