A day discovering the beautiful Lake Como! We visited Villa Balbianello and then caught the ferry across to Bellagio and another villa and garden there. Another hot day so it was great to get back to our accommodation for a swim!Read more
Via Santuario della Madonna del Ghisallo (an alleged Marian apparition, declared the patroness of cyclists) and Bellagio.
Five bikes on the ferry necessitated a call to the Captain so we were able to get to Argegno. It was great to see the lakeside villas from the water.
Villa Balbianello was spectacular - no wonder it featured in Casino Royale. Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo was very grand and is renowned for its gardens. Of course we were also on the lookout for George and Amals place - and contrary to popular belief, it is in Laglio, not Bellagio!Read more
Southwest of Tremezzo lies Lenno, close to the spectacular Villa Balbianello, which is one of Italy’s most picture-perfect estates. Composed of loggias, terraces, and pallazzini, the villa, featured in several films, sits on its own little promontory and now functions as a museum. Lenno is also famous for its handmade olive oil, considered the best made on the lake, so be sure to try it and buy a bottle.Read more
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