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Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Varenna September 14th 2011

We decided to skip the abysmal breaky today and start our day with an all day ferry ticket and went to Bellagio for breakfast – croissant and hot chocolate. As it was close to 11am John thought an ice coffee would start the day just right. It was an espresso cup with one of those slushy machine icy things in it, not at all resembling the ice coffee’s/chocolates from home! Next ferry took us to Verenna, which would have been a beautiful spot to stay, but we think from memory it was difficult to get to the hotel from the train with bags. Beautiful beautiful town, lots of photos attached. John had read about a castle which was high up behind the town, so we decided to walk up and asked a local for directions, and ... read more
Up the path
Castella Ghost
View from top

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Varenna June 5th 2010

Ciao a tutti! I've been WWOOFing in Perledo which is on the East shore of Lake Como (yes, where George Clooney has a house), above Varenna. It's incredibly beautiful, as you can see. This farm is much like my favorite in Rivalta in that they grow fruits, vegetables, and has chickens for eggs which they sell at markets. However, they also make honey and olive oil, only sell at the local market, and the land and family are quite different from what I'm used to. This area is ancient. Really, really old. So old that Gigi can't even tell me how old. And everything here is ancient: the houses, the paths, the land, the trees, and many people. You can't even drive to the house. In a city it might be called dirty and decaying, but ... read more
Path
My House (as seen from the castle)
Cherry Picking




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