The day started out cloudy and a little cool as it has for the past few mornings. Once again, by 11 am, the clouds burnt off and we got the sun and heat for a few hours. We hiked to the St. Martin Church, the church perched on the cliff above our villa. The church was built in the 1700's with every piece of wood, brick & mortar being hauled up by mule. I think this would an unthinkable task today.
Initially, we thought the hike would be pretty daunting based on the view from our room but actually, it was a very manageable hike, great stone path, good elevation that got your heart pumping, but very doable for all levels of hiker's. It took us about 25 minutes to reach the top and the same amount of time to descend. The vistas were breath taking as the elevation is about as high as you can get over looking Lake Como. Leslie spent the afternoon reading and basically relaxing after a hectic week of touring. I am at my office at Britannia checking email and updating our website. Pretty much a daily routine.