While boating on Lake Como we happened upon a peaceful corner of the lake. My husband took our daughter to explore, climb and jump off the rocks. It was a wonderful morning of swimming, and cruising in our little rental boat, and then it was onto Varenna for lunch.
This is the view from the top floor of the Hotel Tremezzo. I just loved looking out in the morning to the blue on blue. It was just so inviting, or maybe it was the previous evenings fabulous pasta meal that inspired me to dive in and swim laps each morning.
Making your way to this beautiful lake from Milan requires commitment and a bit of a tour of Italian public transportation, but all of the stress washes away when you arrive. A ferry crosses the lake routinely to visit the tiny towns of Menaggio, Bellagio, and Varenna, with each stop as wonderfully Italian as the last. George Clooney truly new best when he chose this place to call home.