Monday, 18 May 2009

Milan and Lake Como

I little jaunt across the channel to Italia! What a lovely city Milan is with all the amazing architecture and well, lets face it - the most important thing of all - GELATO!!!
Oddly enough, having arrived on a Thursday, the town seemed dead up until Saturday night. It's as if the city has a hidden life away from the tourists, behind their massive century old doors in their private piazzas. I was dying to get inside some of them!
Although Milan was beautiful, Joe and I enjoyed Lake Como the most. We took the funicular up the mountain and found an off the beaten track path to wind down into the other villages sitting along the lake. Each village hung to the mountain face, buildings clammering above each other with balconies opening up to cliff side drops and views to die for. Narrow passageways zigzag through each village,some only a few feet wide.
With the sun bursting throught the clouds, the mediterranian colours of all the stuccoed buildings were so bright and beautiful.
Goerge Clooney might have some new neighbors after this trip!