Autumn’s Adventures

Lago Maggiore and Le Isole Borromean
June 26, 2010, 7:18 am
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So our plans to go to Lago di Como and Bellagio were foiled when my alarm clock didn’t go off and we ended up waking up 2 hours later than planned.  We were woken up by Rita, who said she would give us a ride to town at 9am but we didn’t end up leaving until close to 10:30.  She suggested we go to Lago Maggiore instead, since it was closer and doable in the time we still had left in the day.  So off we went.

We bought a day pass for the ferries that take you around the lake from town to town and to the Borromean islands.  The weather was just perfect and the ferry rides were really wonderful and the best part of the day (aside from the view of the beautiful lake).  Our first stop was to Isola Superiore di Pescatori to grab some fresh fish for lunch.  When we arrived (after an hour on the ferry) we asked for the most affordable restaurant which was right on the water.  We scored an awesome table with a fabulous view of the lake — it was totally romantic!  We shared a grilled lake fish platter that was 13 euros and plenty big for the two of us to share.  It was delicious too.

After our relaxing, super satisfying and wonderful lunch, we wandered around the island and took photos.  There was a small beach at one end of the island  and really narrow cobblestone walkways.  It was totally cool.

We caught a ferry to the next island, Isola Bella, 5 minutes away.  Our mission on this island was to find gelato, and luckily there were plenty of gelato stands to choose from.  This time I tried chocolate and hazelnut and I have to say it is my favorite so far!  We explored this island too, but didn’t stay too long because it wasn’t very big.  We hopped on the ferry and tried to go to Santa Caterina de Sasso, which looked cool from photos we had seen, but we took the wrong ferry and the day was getting late so we just decided to head home.  We had a full and awesome day off!


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