Cascata Varone & Pavia
Soon after we left Limone, we stopped at Cascata Varone – a natural park and botanical garden, to see the spectacular waterfalls within the caves. We then had about a two and a half hour drive back to Milan and checked in at Hotel Ibis – a comfortable, modern-minimalist hotel. My only ‘disappointment’ was the breakfast which is continental, while I always prefer the full English breakfasts with sausages, bacon, eggs, baked beans and toast. The following morning we spent an afternoon in the quiet town of Pavia, a 50 minute drive from Milan, reading Italian newspapers and sipping cappuccino, before we headed back to the hotel to freshen up.