The Most Beautiful Town In Italy
Trip Start Sep 08, 2011
17Trip End Sep 22, 2011
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After stopping for a Panini breakfast we were on our way. The tourist office provided us with a walking tour called Historical Tour & Itinerary of the Central Part of the Town. The walk was supposed to take an hour, but they didn't allow for Carolyn's visit to every and I mean every shop in Bellagio. Our walk did take us past Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, St. James Basilica, the Town Hall, and Piazza Mazzini which is the heart of Bellagio.
Before leaving Long Island, we had made reservations with Bellagio Water Taxi's for a tour of Lake Como. We passed Tremezzo, Cadenabbia, and viewed magnificent villa's along the lake. The highlight of the tour was Villa del Balbianello, located in the town of Lenno. Acording to our tour guide Luca, it is the most magnificent villa on the lake.
We returned on the opposite side of the lake which completed our 2 1/2 hour tour. Taking a 6pm ferry back to Varenna provided us with excellent lighting for photographs of Varenna as we approached on the lake.
Without a doubt we had our best all around dinner since we arrived in Italy. Not sure if it was the food, or the view of the sun setting over Lake Como, but adding the two together plus a good bottle of wine made for a very rememberable evening. La Vista is located two streets away from our apartment.