On Monday, Jachen took the day off work and we decided to start our grand adventure of going to Italy for a few days. The plan was to go to Lake Como with Monica and Jachen, at which point we would depart from them to stay in Milan for a night, then two nights in Venice, then back to Milan for a night and end back up in Switzerland on Friday.
Here's our plan for the first day:
To get to Como, we had to drive directly south from Switzerland and go through the Alps. Here we are in some alpine town taking a potty and rock throwing break.
The five of us had a nice little picnic along the banks of Lake Como.
Our plan for Como was to take a ferry from Menaggio to Varenna. From Varenna, we would leave Jachen and Monica and travel by train to Milan.
Through a miracle we caught a train that wasn't supposed to be coming. All of the schedules said that there wouldn't be another train for 2 hours, however, we took our chance and walked the 10 minutes up to the train station just to check. We ended up getting there 2 minutes before an unscheduled train showed up. We were so grateful because we were pretty hot and tired and ready to get to Milan.
Ready for Venice yet? Let's go tomorrow!