Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 4th – 14th – Mothering in Stresa

After our drenching on Lake Como, we were praying for good weather for the visit of both our Mothers to Stresa, where again we were lucky enough to be staying at our friends' apartment again. By and large the weather held for us, although there were a couple of almighty downpours that put paid to various activities.

Even though it was all about quality time with our long-suffering mothers, we managed to pack quite a lot in – we took the cable car up to the top of Monte Mottarone where we got spectacular views over 6 lakes in the distance, we took lots of boat trips (the highlight to see the palace on Isola Bella), we visited the amazingly colourful gardens at Villa Taranto, we visited lively markets, and once more, I ate A LOT of pizza.

Time with family, visiting wonderful sights, and eating gorgeous food – isn't that what holidays are all about?