View from the bed - hard to drag myself away. Note the sunbeds on the roof of our boathouse. There is a little ladder from the garden down into the lake so that you can have a swim then warm up in the sun.
Lago d'Orta and the Isola San Giulio July 3rd 2016 The view out of the window this morning took my breath away. Bells from the convent in the middle of the lake woke me, and when I opened my eyes, the mysterious glistening silver of yesterday was gone. Today the lake was uncomplicated, brilliant blue and happy. I was disinclined to move from the bed with that view out the window, but the threat of missing breakfast got me going. It was worth the e ... read more
Europe » Italy » Piedmont » Orta San Giulio Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more