Tourist tour

We’re heading for the package tour hotspot of Torremolinos and it’s a nice walk along the seafront from Benalmádena. The original plan was to hop on a cable car at Benalmádena but the day is too grey for such endeavors so we’re going to postpone it till later on! There’s not a great deal ofContinue reading “Tourist tour”

Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta is one of the most famous villas on Lake Como and she is a beauty! Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici decided to establish his country estate on ancestral lakeside land at Tremezzo. The estate was complete in its initial form by 1695. His great-grandson Anton Giorgio Clerici inherited the family fortune, and completed theContinue reading “Villa Carlotta”

Menaggio

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,Continue reading “Menaggio”

Waterfalls and mountains

Today sees us traversing some winding roads and checking out the more natural attractions of Lake Como. We’ve got a little off the beaten track at bit now as we stumble across a natural attraction – the Bellano Orrido. This is a natural gorge created 15 million years ago by the erosion of the RiverContinue reading “Waterfalls and mountains”