Lakes Maggiore & Como – Day 11

We arrived late on October 9th just in time to see the magic of dusk settling over the city below. Our room was quaint with a view of Lake Maggioreimg_5767 that was spectacular. We ate a quick dinner and headed to bed after an exhausting day.

October 10th, we woke up early and set out for an excursion to Isle Isimg_5841abela where the Borromeo family have their home or rather, Palace. The 18-year-old princess still lives here.  Most impressive were the terraced gardens. Besides incredible topiaries, flowers, anddsc00763  fountains, there were a dozen or more white peacocks roaming around!

Besides the lake, we could see the Swiss Alps off in the distance. Dan and I have been to the Alps for skiing, so it made this stay that much more memorable.

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From Isle Isabela we headed for Lake Como. This area was very slow-paced, tastefully built, and clean. Seriously, no trash anywhere!

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We saw another beautiful church dedicated to Mary the Immaculate. I would love to live here! If only I spoke Italian…

In the evening we attended a very special dinner on Isle Madre. It was a good thing we walked over 15,00 steps that day, because dinner was delicious and served family style, which meant a never ending bowl coming our way!

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