Monday, August 19, 2013

Across the Lake

today we visited Bellagio, Italy, which is just across the lake from our hotel,
you just hop on a little ferry, which is fun in itself, and take a short ride across Lake Como.

one can also drive but it's a long way by car (we've done this before so I know),
& taking the ferry makes me feel like I know my way around a little.

it's just so much better to have no plans, just take your time, wander around a bit,
enjoy the lovely scenery from every direction, walk into the little shops (& shop!),
sit down at one of the outside cafes overlooking the lake and enjoy a small repast.

with a glass of one of the local wines 
& talk to everyone around you.

my friends make friends very easily and we always end up meeting
the nicest people.

Bellagio has arcaded shopping areas, all very old and beautiful,
filled with confectionery shops, luxury shops, crafts from
the area artisans, and an absolutely wonderful hat shop.
the only ugly things in Bellagio are the tourists with no manners,
and who have no idea how to dress appropriately.

this is when the only phrase one can utter is
"Mamma Mia!"

more to come...



Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I am so envious, Marsha! I honestly can't imagine any place I would rather be right now than in Lago Como!! Enjoy!!! xxoo

My Urban Market said...

It seems you are having a great time! Love the first picture.


Anonymous said...

I love Bellagio. Such a beautiful town and wonderful shopping. There is an excellent scarf shop in Bellagio. I bought a Missoni scarf there for a good price. The Missoni factory is not far from Lake Como.
Enjoy your time there!

therelishedroost said...

WOW, I would love to visit Italy, its looks beautiful and the food looks delicous!

Unknown said...

Thank you for taking time from your vacation to make this lovely post! Leslie Sorensen-Jolink

Mumbai said...

DON't be annoyed about the manner of the tourists. They are scattered around the world.
Look at the bright sides and there are many around Lake Como. Enjoy.

The enchanted home said...

Looks amazingly beautiful and I love how you described how you like to vacation, mingle with the locals and take your sweet time just doing as you please. Heaven!! Enjoy and safe travels....

Violetta Cordes-Medvedeva said...


HOW I am happy for you,my dear friend...............!!!
HOW stunning is it-you are in Italy,and I am so in love with Italy:)))*

Have a great time,enjoy every minute there....

quintessence said...

I don't leave comments as often as I used to but just wanted you to know that I am jealous following along your beautiful trip to Como. I have stayed in Bellagio several times including my honeymoon - just beautiful!! Hope all is well.

quintessence said...

I'm afraid I don't leave comments as often as I used to but just wanted you to know that I am jealous following along your beautiful trip to Lake Como, one of my very favorite places. I stayed in Bellagio several times, including my honeymoon. Enjoy! Hope all is well and congratulations on your beautiful grandson.