Day 1. Arriving in Bergamo, Italy

We were up early as we had booked a 6.00 am flight to Bergamo.  As it was such an early start to the day we fell asleep before take off and didn't rouse from our slumbers until we were touching down in Bergamo Airport.  In the airport we purchased 72 hour travel passes for the Bergamo …

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Day 2. A Visit to Milan

After breakfast in the hotel's restaurant we walked to Bergamo's railway station and bought return train tickets to Milan.  Trains depart frequently and the journey time is one hour. On arrival in Milan's Central Railway Station we marvelled at the ornate hall with its large, curved roof adorned with frescoes and chandeliers. We rode the …

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Day 3. A Day at Lake Como

Following an early breakfast, we boarded a train to Varenna.  Unlike the Milan service, this train was very old and not particularly comfortable but it arrived in Lecco one hour later, on time, and it was only necessary to cross the platform for the connecting service to Varenna.  This train was crowded with school children and …

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Day 4. Final morning in Bergamo

We went down to breakfast promptly when the restaurant opened at 7.00 am as we had a morning flight back to the UK.  The Cristallo Palace had been quite a good choice of hotel, rated as a 4 star but probably more of a 3 star standard.  Staff had been friendly and the wifi worked …

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