Lake Como or Amalfi Coast? 10 Things (x2) to Consider

You may have heard the notion that in Italy the further south you go, the more intense your experience.   “If you like Italy as far south as Rome, go further south. It gets better. If Italy is getting on your nerves by the time you get to Rome, think twice about going further. Italy intensifies…

Staircase Serenity

Need a little peace infused into your week? Picture yourself here, resting on this tranquil stone staircase, gelato or caffè in hand! Image from Varenna, Lake Como, Italy.

Contrada Bella

Just a peaceful stone archway, encountered during our summer stroll (passeggiata) in Varenna. Through the archway on one of the nearby buildings was a tile marker etched with the name of the neighborhood, fittingly named: …beautiful district The book giveaway contest is open through this Sunday, November 27! Please click here for more details on how…

Marvelous Menaggio

Between the northern shores of Lake Como and the border of Switzerland is nestled lovely, marvelous Menaggio. On a cool and cloudy July day we hopped a ferry from Bellagio, just across the lake, in search of the golf club, Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club, which we found at the top of a steep, curvy…

While Wandering Varenna

Varenna is a quiet little spot on the shores of Lake Como. We stayed in nearby Bellagio and took a quick ride on the traghetto (ferry) to wander and lunch in Varenna. Here’s some snapshots of what caught my attention during our passeggiata (stroll). I invite you to sign my guest book or join me on Facebook!

Beautiful, Breathtaking Bellagio

  Sopra: un vicolo bello a Bellagio. Sotto: i luci a crepuscolo. Above: a beautiful alley in Bellagio. Below: the lights at twilight. Bellagio, Italy, spilling down onto the shores of Lake Como.  Grateful to be posting from Italy this month! Keep up with me here or on Facebook.