Posts Tagged ‘lake como’

Bella IsolaBella

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

What a paradise!! This island in the middle of Lake Maggiore is such a garden of Eden. Many go to Lake Como (because of Clooney and Hollywood) but WOW these beautiful islands are amazing and nearby to our current base in Pavia.  

Everything is  in bloom, including the peacocks. AND, if you are related to the Borromeo family (who have owned this area forover 400 years) you can still live there.

We had such a beautiful day, photos do not to it justice!

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Friday, June 5th, 2009


I had previously thought the Italians were the experts on tunnels – why go over when you can go through.  They know nothing compared to the Swiss!  As we left Italy (Venice via Lake Como), on our way to Bern, we passed thru the longest tunnel in the world!

The Gotthard Tunnel is 35 miles long and you just don’t want to think about it while you are in it.  On the Swiss side, as you exited any tunnel, you would be in a different world than the one you entered.  And Switzerland is drop-dead gorgeous!