Today’s lake trip is to Menaggio and one of the most famous villas on Lake Como – Villa Carlotta.
Menaggio has an elegant lake promenade that winds along the lake shore alongside flower beds and colourful houses.
Established by the Romans as a strategic settlement on the Via Regina road, it was fortified with walls, towers and castles
But our real reason for being here is its proximity to the village of Tremezzo, home to one of Lake Como’s finest villas. And here she is – the first glimpses of Villa Carlotta.