11
Jan

Towns on Lake Como: Visit Varenna for a wonderful short break to the Italian Lakes

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including from Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases There are several towns on Lake Como to choose for a short break to the Italian Lakes.  These include Menaggio, Bellagio, Tremezzo and Como itself. However, if you’re looking for a couple of days away in a...
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30
Mar

Short breaks to Italy: a weekend in Verona

By Emma Marshall This post contains affiliate links, including for Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases The Oxford Dictionary defines “enchanting” as “delightfully charming or attractive”.  Well, Verona is all of these. It’s a small, pretty, medieval city, with cobbled streets that lead you to its handful of must-see attractions. And it’s hard...
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08
Oct

Varenna, Lake Como: Now I know why George Clooney bought a place nearby

Varenna is one of the picture postcard villages that straddles Lake Como’s shores.  To say it is breathtaking is an understatement; as we reached the ferry port after a short walk from the train station and caught our first glimpse of the lake with its small boats bobbing up and down and the mountains towering...
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