Our annual trip abroad has just come and gone but what memories we have of a most wonderful holiday in this magical place. 44 of us stayed in the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, on the shores of Lake Como, looking across at Bellagio,Varenna, individual villas and towering mountains, everything you’d imagine romantic Italy to be. Indeed our hotel was Grand,with superb food and gorgeous pool area to return to after a tough day’s sightseeing.
3 organised trips around the lake itself, a day in Milan and up to St Moritz by train gave people options on other days to use the various buses/ferries to Como itself,other lakeside villages and the Greenway walk.
There were so many highlights on the trip including the Villa Carlotta and it’s amazing gardens, passing glaciers on the way to St Moritz,watching a rehearsal in La Scala Opera house Milan. Going up the funicular in Como,having coffee in Varenna, listening to our excellent guides, making our own entertainment by night with singing, quizzing, card playing and catching up with each other. And all too soon we were winging our way back to Dublin airport wondering where 2020 will bring us.