Tuesday, September 2

bellagio







Stop No. 2: Bellagio, Italy

I liked Como because we had nothing to do but relax and take it in---nothing pressing to see or do (aaah). We picnicked lakeside, rode ferries, went on tree-lined walks, cruised the grounds of some fancy villa, and watched the lighting blaze through our skylight all night long. Luckily, it didn't rain in the daytime. My favorite part was the most amazing across-lake firework display I ever laid eyeballs on that lasted a whole hour.

(If you go to Bellagio, Hotel Centrale is a fab place to stay. It's as charming as can be and family-owned and operated.)

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19 comments:

.vanessa said...

looks beautiful!!! ill be there in just under 2 weeks!!

.caroline armelle. said...

wow! how gorgeous! so jealous..

Uncle Beefy said...

Ali....you know we all love you right? Right, Curtis? But, honestly...after this photo escapade you're making things very, very difficult. Sounds amazing! Glad you're having such a lovely time :) Really. ;)

Chelsea said...

It's fun to have you back and blogging! Your trip sounds like a dream! I am pretty jealous actually:)

laceyJ. said...

Beautiful!

The Lil Bee said...

This is a part of Italy I've yet to see. Thank you for sharing. Your pictures are amazing.

Sal said...

Ouch. The wanderlust I've been feeling just kicked itself up a notch after seeing your GLORIOUS photos. Lucky duck.

Say, any chance I could hop on your blogroll? You've been in mine for ages, for what it's worth ...

Jane Flanagan said...

I love that part of Italy. So glad you enjoyed it!

brandon & brittany said...

Wow, these photos are so beautiful ali, it looks like you had an amazing summer!

Jessica said...

this looks really quite delightful. I wish I had been whisked away to Italy. I am excited for any sort of of vacation in the next few months.

Ann Marie said...

Love this part of Italy! We drove through it rather quickly, but was glad to get out of the car to walk to the water for a moment and get some gelato. Next time we'll have to take it easy like you guys did!

michelle said...

Oh I wish I was there!

Lorilee said...

wow, sounds like a real dream.

great photos ali.

Dede said...

I can't handle it. I want to go there!

pia said...

ali, these images are STUNNING!

RiverMist said...

THAT'S very pretty,
nice blog you have here.

Gloria Ives said...

There is no place Like Italy. So simple. So Every day.
So focused on the Now. With Every Dopio Espresso, they stop time, to savor it before it gets away.
Sauntering Arm in Arm on the Piazzo. It's really how Life Should be.

Italy is Art Itself.

Brooke Romney said...

That is super duper gorgeous. I have to go there. Great photos too.

babelfish said...

So relaxing and beautiful, Italy is still on my list of places 'to visit'.