Tag Archives: Lago Maggiore

Friendly Stresa


I think it’s worth mentioning here that while doing much research online I stumbled upon a website by Tomassucci Travel. The reason I mention them here is because although there were lots of agencies offering tours and tickets in Stresa, … Continue reading

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Isola Madre


The name of this island says it all. Madre means Mother and if I could set my life up so that my mother-in-law had her very own island just like this one I’d be singing until the cows came home. … Continue reading

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Isola dei Pescatori


This charming fisherman’s island had a quirky vibe to it with a rustic edge. Even though it is one of the three Borromeo Islands the contrast was obvious. Every inch of land seemed to be occupied by apartments, shops, restaurants … Continue reading

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Isola Bella


As we entered the enchanted gardens of Isola Bella I felt like I had walked into a fairy tale and I was the fair maiden. My eyes grew wide like a child when they set upon the majestic beauty of … Continue reading

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The Good, the bad, and the absurd


As most of my readers know by now, I write about all sides and faces of Italy. We would all like to imagine a perfect place on earth called “Paradiso” but the truth is that it only exists in our … Continue reading

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