On our last morning in Menaggio we tidied up the apartment, packed and had a nice conversation with Tony. Our pre-arranged taxi showed up - almost on time and we headed toward Milan. We had booked a hotel near the airport (http://www.osteriadellapista.com), but in a small little town. The hotel staff were terrific. Before we had even completed our check-in they had recommended a list of things we could do to entertain ourselves in the afternoon.
We first had lunch in the excellent hotel restaurant.
Our room was nicely decorated and comfortable. It had an interesting view from the cosy balcony.
We then walked 10 minutes to the train station where we boarded a train to head to a village on Lake Maggiore. The trip only took 30 minutes and when we arrived we found a touristy, but still charming town with great views of the lake and surrounding hills. We strolled around, had an Aperol Spritz, checked out some stores and then headed back to the train.
Our dinner that night at the hotel was again excellent.
The next morning we took a free shuttle to the Milan airport and headed home. There are lots of Duty Free stores at the airport. Once again we found that Duty Free Italian wines at the airport were being sold for a lot more than the Ontario LCBO!
Our Air Canada flight was remarkably enjoyable, especially the service one veteran flight attendant, whose hair Monica greatly admired.