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2006 Trip - Italy - Lake Como - Villa Melzi, Bellagio

Monday 5-22-06

Our plan for the day was to get a day-long ferry pass for the mid-section of Lake Como and see as much as we could of Bellagio and Varenna. Started a little late, so we only got to Bellagio. We did tour Giardini di Villa Melzi, a beautiful waterfront property and thoroughly enjoyed it. The grounds comprise a number of acres and are maintained impeccably. The property also includes a small chapel where some of the original occupants (friends of Napoleon) are interred, a small museum and the villa itself, which was not open to the public. The grounds were the highlight though.

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Some more photos of picturesque Villa Melzi:

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Comments (4)

Barb Cabot:

I am really enjoying these photos of Italy. You've really seen so many lovely lovely places.

I have really been enjoying your photos of Italy. And this set is spectacular. I love the gardens. Your pictures show how beautiful the Italian Lakes are. You are so lucky to have been there in May when everything was in bloom.

Great photos! I loved walking through these gardens. It sounds like you visited quite a few places while on Lake Como.

nancyhol:

We always love touring gardens wherever we travel. Bill is really into growing things, flowers and fruits and vegetables.

We want to return to a couple of them in September. They probably won't be as spectacularly colorful then, but just the settings are wonderful.

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