A trip report by Mel & Karen Ray
The shape of Lake Como is like an inverted "Y" ... a natural lake with depths of approximately 1,300 ft., ... a picture postcard place ... Fifty plus villages line the shoreline ... Bellagio is near the point of the "Y" and recognized as the 'jewel' village of the Lake community. You probably are aware of the Lake's most famous resident ... George Clooney.
Our lodging is in the village of Lezzeno ... a small vacation village near the middle of the Lake ... the room is right on the Lake edge overlooking an area used for water boarding behind a powerboat.
As we enjoy the natural beauty of this area, we are frustrated that our pocket cameras cannot do justice to all that one enjoys in this paradise.
After check-in, a 10 minute drive to Bellagio ... didn't see a casino but quickly understood why the hotel/casino in Las Vegas is named the same !!! One wants to stop at each of the very inviting sidewalk cafes to have a drink and absorb the place ... then one feels the call of the shops that line the long, wide cobblestone stairs. Karen found the shop recommended by a friend from California ... sellin silk and silk/cashmere scarves made locally. Silk is made several places around Lake Como ... could have spent lots of money here she but bought only one!
The afternoon slipped by so quickly and we returned to our Lezzeno hotel for dinner at their water front restaurant. Here, we met an interesting/fun couple from Windsor, Canada ... Pat & Cam (60s) ... she was office manager of the local horse race track (trotters) ... he is retired ... 20 years as CFO for Windsor hospital ... they are 'Snow Birds' ... own a condo in Ft. Myers ... lot's to chat about!
Still a sloppy day outside so we called it a day.
Mel & Karen