Menaggio is a pretty little town where you are never more than 100 metres from an ice cream shop and with plenty of opportunities to catch boats to other pretty little towns. The 1930s Lido in Menaggio is a fantastic curvaceous building of that period, recently renovated and has a micro-brewery. It contrasts with the rest of the town, which is more typical of northern Italy.
After four nights in a hotel, getting used to our own bathroom, a swimming pool and a buffet breakfast, we are wondering how we will adjust to life in the van again. It has been so good to spend the last ten days with Matthew and Rachel; next time we see them it will be Christmas.