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2006 Trip - Italy - Lake Como - Villa Carlotta

Sunday 5-21-06

After our tour of Villa del Balbianello, we took the motorboat back to Lenno and had a gelato break before we headed to Tremezzo to try to find the local Asparagus Festival and tour Villa Carlotta. Never found the Asparagus Festival, but Villa Carlotta was right on the lakefront. Huge beautiful grounds.

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Walked a couple of blocks tonight to have an early dinner (7 pm is early by Italian standards). It was called Trattoria S. Stefano and again was a recommendation from our hotel.

Primi - Bill had tortellini with asparagus, and I had tagioolini with gorgonzola and melon. Interesting combination. For secondi, we both ordered the local whitefish, mine grilled and Bill's sauteed. Vegetables were grilled eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers and mixed salad for Bill.

We both had dessert (Bill usually doesn't) - He had creme brulee, and I had baba with limoncello. With a bottle of local wine and water, the total cost 63E.

Comments (3)

Wow, those gardens are absolutely gorgeous! I bet May was a perfect time to visit this place, between the flowers and the asparagus in season. That rose bush is incredible!

Gorgeous gardens and the dinner sound so delicious. I've never heard of babà with limoncello. I think I'd like it better than the ones I've had with rum.

Wow, two villas in one day! I only saw the outside of this villa while walking around Tremezzo. It is nice to get to take a peek of the inside through your photos.

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