Travelled: 48 kms from Milan to Como. Region of Lombardy, Italy.
Visited: Como, Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna.
Stayed: Como municipal sosta, €12 per 24h, sevices at €4. N45.83498, E09.06071
Budget: 119 days @ €91 per day.
Cannot say it was a quiet evening in the sosta in Bollate. Despite being tired after our full day in Milan, it was a noisy night. No problems, just traffic noise that continued all night. It was a Friday night, but we were surprised by the passing traffic.
We had already decided not to spend another day in Milan, it was time to move on. Frankly we enjoy the small towns or mountain villages more than big cities these days. After 4 months on the road you get a little jadded.
As Bollate is a northern suburb of Milan it’s a relatively short run on the E35 north to Como.
Another passing comment. As we leave Bollate we find another cheap servo with GPL, no problems this time and we are full of LPG and diesel as we roll off the forecourt.
We wander some of the shops before making our way back to the scooter and late lunch in the Hymer. Then we have a rest for an hour or so. We plan on doing the funicular (funicolare) and drinks in Brunate. However this time we ride the scooter all the way around the bay, leaving ourselves a short walk to the funicular
Just what we needed after Milan, a quiet night in the sosta. The morning is overcast unfortunately, but no rain is predicted. We are up and about at a reasonable time, as our ferry departs at 10.03am from Cernobbio. Whilst the sosta is in Como the nearest ferry terminal is Cernobbio. After breakfast we scooter down finding a parking spot just up from the ferry terminal and our second day in Como begins. We get an all stops ferry ticket for €28pp but find the ferry is 20 minutes late (as were all ferries to some degree).
Anyway our second day in Como is done. The weather has held and we enjoyed the vista the cuise offerred. Off the ferry we are back at the Hymer shortly after. Most of our neighbours have changed during the day, but that’s the camper-car lifestyle. We enjoy another wine and beer talking about our day and the people we met as the remainder of the day slides by.