Once again we had clear sunny skies and Lake Como was as gorgeous as you could imagine. The villas surrounding the lake are absolutely eye poppingly beautiful surrounded by neat clipped hedges, drifts of hydrangeas and mature trees. Some even have the house on one side of the road and the bridge above the road linking it to the garden and lake.
The garden of Villa Carlotta filled our morning ,walking through the impressive house and meandering around the garden. It’s a wonderful place to return to each year. I would love to have a pomegranate hedge like the one below with the cutest little fruits dripping fromthe branches.
Taking the slow boat from Bellagio back to the hotel in Moltrasio was the perfect way to spend a relaxing few hours spotting interesting houses and gardens (even George Clooney’s) – that’s not his with the washing drying over the lake !!!
After finding La Baia a few years ago I have returned with groups each year. Sited on the edge of the lake in what look like a boat club – Alessio the chef has become a lovely friend and provides a fabulous meal every year . I don’t even have to choose a menu – I know he will ‘wow ‘ with food from this region and impress with course after course of delicious dishes. Porcini are in season and the risotto was amazing.
On returning to the hotel we were all enthralled with a wedding being set up beside our hotel. I have never seen flowers dripping in such profusion and the quests sat at a long candle lit table with the most incredible mounds of flowers down the middle .