4 June 2009

Milan Day 2 – Driving Lake Como

Milan city was admittedly quite boring

So the next day we drove to Lake Como, which is located about an hour north-west of Milan. The lake is huge and shaped like an upside-down Y. Our first stop was Como town – south of the lake, on the west leg.

The night before we walked to a big supermarket and bought stuff for the trip:
– lots of juice (tomato, peach, pear)
– salami
– cheese
– bread
– crisps
– fruits
– muffins

and some other things I can’t remember

Como

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Dress Dorothy Perkins
Sandals New Look

On Rose:
Dress H&M
Bag Topshop (I THNK!)
Sandals Miss Selfridge

There was a Saturday market going on so we had a look
Realised that people around Milan love the colour purple??!

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even the customer’s wearing purple pants!

 

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After getting a drink at a tiny ‘cafe’ inside the market we started to drive north along the lake to get to a town called Cadenabbia (or something like that) where we could take a car ferry across to Bellagio (it’s situated in the middle of the lake, sorta).

On the way to Cadenabbia

We stopped a few times to take photos – HEAPS of photos!
Here are some!

I can’t even remember how long it took to get to Cadenabbia

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Swimming pool!! AAAAAAh

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(Is she staring at my tummy???)


Bellagio

The car ferry was fun!
The breeze was so refreshing on a blazing hot day
LOVE hot days

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on the ferry

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I packed this velcro ball toy thing that I got from Sainsbury’s and so we had a fun time playing with it we got so exhausted!

Then we went down really close to the lake and dipped our feet in the water
BEST feeling ever

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Do I see pink panties? HA HA

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Damn me and my dumb face here

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Something really exciting happens after this

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Got drenched!!!
The water was ice-cold!
And it was heaps of fun!!

 

Varenna

From Bellagio we took another car ferry to a little town called Varenna, ending up on the east side of the lake. Having a car was so convenient because we drove farther up north and ended up at a park/green by the lake and it was so beautiful!

There were people sprawled all over
And boats and people swimming and a cafe

 

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Went down by the rocks to play with water again

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Had really yummy ice cream here! 🙂

Took loads more photos but had to pick only these few to post or it’ll be a bit much..

Lecco

As the sun was setting it was time to drive down to the eastern leg of the lake, to a town called Lecco which really exceeded expectations as it wasn’t nearly as popular as all the other towns.

It was so lovely!
It reminded me a bit of Williamstown in Melbourne
Lots of restaurants and cafes lined the road by the lake


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Love this photo!

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My dinner!

Had a great meal followed by lots of gelato
Sat by the lake with swans eating it
PERFECT DAY
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15 Comments

Domennie |

I love the colour purple too,hah!i might intent visiting there just to be able to grab a whole bunch of purple clothes..lol:P
those pictures are amazing!u seem to have enjoyed a nice trip:)

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melly |

my my! those photos of you and R standing in the water/near the water is making me really want to go near some kind of nice blue sea. i really like both the dresses you both are wearing too.

anddd don’t get me started about that lobster pasta dinner you had, whoooop looks SO GOOD!

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Kaita |

That pink dress is so charming! All of these pictures looked like they were straight out of a dream.
Loved the last one with the swans. The whole place seemed very romantic.

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Hyon-Xhi |

MAN. What awesome pictures of those places.

Must plan to head over to your region. After I’m done with this icehole…! BARgghgh!

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Hannah |

The colour in these pics is amazing — what kind of camera do you use?

Also, I think I’m gonna take pic #6 to my hairdresser for her to copy… lovely.

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