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Trip Start May 08, 2013
Trip End Oct 01, 2013

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Haus Bethusy Bellagio
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Italy  , Lombardy,
Monday, July 22, 2013

A flight to Milan, a couple of trains to Como and then a bus had us arrive at the beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como. This place is absolutely stunning and with small villages with narrow streets there was next to no traffic so was very peaceful. After a quick dip in the lake we went out to dinner and had a nice lasagne and ravioli, mmm so good. A thunderstorm hit and we had to move from lakeside but were compensated with free limoncello. We retired to out unit and relaxed on our terrace watching the lightening in the sky, amazing.

After a sleep in the next day we wandered down to the ferry and got on the next boat. It happened to be going just across to Varenna. Varenna was even smaller than Bellagio and once we arrived we wandered over to a quaint little café which was situated right on the lake and had an espresso and breakfast. It was just so peaceful sitting there, watching the lake with very little noise in the background, sipping our coffees. This is what life is all about!

After our great breakfast we wandered around the small town of Varenna and ended up at some botanical gardens, which were lovely, but nothing like some of the gardens in Australia!
We then took a huge walk up a nearly vertical hill to get to an old Castle. This castle was different from all the other ones weve seen as they housed and trained Birds of Prey. They are still training the birds of prey which is interesting. Basically the birds are trained to attack any predators or attackers. 
We saw a huge owl and all the other birds looked pretty vicious, like they could do some real damage!
After the castle we headed back to Bellagio, had a swim and had a nice dinner where we met an American couple who seemed to take a liking to us and shouted us drinks all night to try and keep us talking to them! haha. 

The next day we went across to a town called Menaggio (on a ferry of course) and played minigolf by the lake. It was really fun and Paul beat Ashe by 1 shot - very close game! 
Lunch here was amazzzzzing - delicious seafood pasta with a refreshing bottle of white. 

The next day we hung around Bellagio, did some shopping, sipped on plenty of espressos while sitting over the lake and swam. 
That night we had a yummy pizza sitting on a park bench overlooking the lake.

The next day we were very sad to be leaving as we really had a great time at Bellagio and would recommend it to everyone! The only regret is that we didn't stay longer :( 
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Bonnie on

I love the fact that in every blog, you've spoken about food and grog. That's my type of holiday!!!

Love you both, keep having a ball!

paulandashe on

That's what it's all about Bon :)

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