bellagio

November 14, 2011
at the dock
streets
quaint
to the antiques
antiques
art
pink buildings
profumeria
a park along the lake
playing
the blue, blue water
with the quaintest view of the town
Lake Como was like a dream. I drove up with my dear friend, Giacomo (my language partner while studying abroad in Florence), and we spent a few days visiting the tiny lakeside towns.

Bellagio is perfectly named (together bello and agio mean something like "beautiful ease"). It's called the "pearl" of the lake towns because of its nicer shops and hotels, but I thought it was a pearl on its own. We stayed away from the shops and went exploring. We mistakenly walked to the other side of town and took our first Lake Como swim among ducks and boats. Everywhere we went, we walked along narrow streets with quaint, colorful buildings. Small-town charm seemed to follow us everywhere and that was just the way we liked it.

17 comments:

  1. I love these photos...it makes me want to jump on a plane right now!
    At the moment travel seems to be on my mind and Lake Como has been on the "got to visit" list far too long. Maybe it's time to go!

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  2. the first photo is so dreamy...those mountains in the background are so beautiful! If i ever go to italy I think i shall visit such a lovely place!

    WEMAKEPLANS

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  3. So gorgeous! Indeed a place with beautiful ease.

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  4. I want to be there like right now!!!!

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  5. These photos are nothing short of stunning! What a beautiful place.

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  6. Oh my goodness, I am drooling over your photos! Such a lovely blog.
    Thank you for the sweet comments & for stopping by.

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  7. I have a feeling I would kind of like this place. I'm a big fan of charm in this world:-) xoxo

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  8. first of all, this set up is just adorable. the heading and the font. GOSH. love it.

    second, these photographs are ridiculous and beautiful!

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  9. Would I fit in your suitcase?? Ha ha I have serious wanderlust too. But unlike you I don't have any plans to go anywhere at the moment. Sad face!

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  10. wow it looks absolutely gorgeous there, i want to go! i'm all about the charm. pretty pictures girl! i found your blog via Kim, i met her through blogging as well, she's such a doll. looking forward to following your page.

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  11. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL SHOTS!!!!!
    Italy is definitely the place to take pictures! and youuuu look so GORGEOUS!!!! Really liking that dress!!!!

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  12. it's so pretty there and i love the dress <3

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  13. these pictures are so so pretty!!

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  14. my cousin spent her summer in Lake Como and absolutely adored it. Beautiful pictures!!

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