Okay, so when we last left our heroes, we were on Lake Como. So let's pick up where we left off and make landfall at Bellagio (not the one in Vegas!)...
Looking up a main shopping street. I'm not sure if "street" is even the right word. Path, perhaps? Whatever you call it, it's steep and has many stone steps that take you past lovely little shops.
Looking along the waterfront.
Marc shops for ties in Bellagio. Lots of nice silk there!
After Bellagio, we got back onto the ferry and went to Tremezzo, so we could visit Villa Carlotta. Villa Carlotta is a palatial property built into a hillside (everything's hilly there!) with stunning gardens. Not everything was in bloom, or at its peak, when we visited, but I guess you'd have to stay there all season to see everything bloom. These photos will give you some idea of what we saw there...
See the bee? If I had an audio recording, you'd hear that he actually buzzes in Italian!
I would have loved seeing these azaleas in full bloom. These bushes are HUGE, and they must have been quite a sight at their peak!
I think this must have been a guard dog. As you can see, he's very fierce looking!
Marc shows some shots to his mom (he got some good ones!).