Being in one of the suites, breakfast was served at La Masseria restaurant at Parco San Marco
(Read more about our first day here) with panoramic views of the lake. I preferred it this way since everything is made fresh at your demand for everything you never knew you wanted. Of course, service was spectacular and we were greeted with a glass of sparkling prosecco to start the day.
This morning was a pastry morning. We tucked into everything from pain au chocolate’s and tarte tartins to angelic madelines served on an three tier stand. Since it was my birthday, we followed this up with a juicy tropical platter of fresh fruit to match our Mediterranean surroundings.
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Work off your breakfast by climbing the winding mountain past the subtropical oasis of trees and flowers up to see the resident donkeys to feed them their favourite…a carrot. I was so happy to see the baby donkey I met last year had given birth to another gorgeous froofy donkey. Three of the little Eeyores in total. Parco San Marco has a rich landscape filled with palm trees and and plush green grass. A myriad of pine trees line every corner. Little turtles swim in the fresh water stream that flows through the middle of the resort. You can tell the design was well thought out, inspired by the beautiful terrain surrounding it. Butterflies literally dance above your head.
With our hunger appeased, we headed to Mennagio to hire out a boat with AC boat rental. You can read more about that here.
After an afternoon siesta by the pool, we retreated back up to our spacious suite where we returned to some bubbles and cake. It looks like it was cloudy in my photos, but honestly we couldn’t have been more lucky with the weather really. Lake Lugano and Como do have their own sub climate, so it can actually rain or get cloudy from time to time, but on this occasion, the only time it was a little cloudy was this morning when I took these photos. Other than that it might look a little gray due to the hot haze you can experience.
In true birthday style I sprayed it over our expansive balcony and we toasted to an incredible day in our fluffy robes. We must have called reception around 5 times chopping and changing our dinner plans, but as I mention before in my previous post you would never feel like a nuisance for being demanding. The staff really are there at your beckon call.
Before changing for dinner, I said Buona Sera to my donkeys and took George up to the Buddha Pavilion to reflect on our incredible stay (and by that I mean I watched George take 1000 selfies) as the sun dipped behind the mountains, changing the light to a hazy hue of dove gray.
For our final dinner we returned to La Terrazza where I once again devoured their creamy homemade wheat grain pasta. The table was adorned with a red candelabra and fresh rose. What a perfect way to end the day.
Packing up my final bits, George was nowhere to be seen and when I told him it was time to leave he called me to our large balcony and I am so glad I did…
I poked my head round the corner to witness the sun rising slowly over the horizon between two mountains.
This was one of the first sunrises I’d seen where I hadn’t been hungover, and boy was it a beauty. It was the most beautiful sunrise I’d ever seen. A captivating moment, which served as a sweet and subtle reminder that my time at Parco San Marco was sadly over.