|In good weather, you can get some pretty good views when flying across Europe. Of course, in cloudy weather you just get a big boring white sea!|
Home for the week.
The Villa Aminta
Cute car often parked outside!
|Views from the hotel's front garden.|
Night views of the hotel.
And out across the lake at Isole Bella
|Sitting on the lake front in Stresa town center...||...relaxing and enjoying and ice-cream.|
Isole Bella and Isole Superiore di Pescatori
as seen from the Lago Maggiore ferry service.
|Views of Isole Bella|
|A garden of sculptures by Helidon Xhixha|
|The gardens of
And then back to Isole Madre.
Home of the Borromeo family mansion, a peculiar menagerie (including the obligatory white peacocks) and plenty more gardens.
|This was a 7 mile walk up Mt. Mottorone that became a 14 mile expedition with hail storms, vertical and/or non-existing paths, a hostel that had stopped serving meals (although it was an unexpected bonus anyway!).|
|All good fun :-)|
|The Swiss Alps|