Ah, Como. Why didn’t we stay here for a week? When we arrived, we were immediately saddened at the thought that we were leaving the following day. It was the perfect ending to our trip.
There are several cities scattered along the edges of this wishbone-shaped lake. I looked into staying in Bellagio and Varenna [which are both gorgeous, btw], but ended up choosing the town of Menaggio because it was only a ferry ride away from the other towns and it was a bit more remote [we wanted to relax]. We chose the Hotel Bellavista…words cannot describe how happy I was to walk into this hotel room.
We layed by the pool, had dinner in town at the Hotel Du Lac, gelato at Gelateria Edo and Gelateria di Gabbiano. We rode the ferry to the VERY hopping Bellagio and shopped until we dropped. I bought an umbrella from a shop called Barindelli & Trezzi. They make all of their products in house. My only complaint from this stop was more time. We needed more time. We’re going back.