Dusting off

Been pretty quiet on the blogging front recently – too busy planning new trips and new adventures. This year we’re heading to Athens – our first time on the Greek mainland, Montenegro – which has been on the list ever since we visited Croatia many moons ago – and then a fortnight exploring the archaeologicalContinue reading “Dusting off”

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”


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”