Varenna looks like a fairy tale village. The houses are brightly colored, and the views are charming.
After a nap, Brad and I sat at what was to become our favorite Varenna spot for a glass of wine and watched the sunset. Bar Molino is located on a tiny cove, one of the most photographed spots in Varenna. The bar is filled with flowers, and has a tiny beach with small boats leaning under the walkway from town to the ferry dock.
Here is the tiny cove from the water. Our spot is under those umbrellas.
I could sit here for hours! Here is the view from Bar Molino:
We saw swans, and pretty little boats.
We drank a lovely Vermintino.
I am in my "happy place".
The sunset was beautiful.
We met Fiona and Steve, and had dinner at Olivedo.
It was a lovely evening to sit outside. I had pappardelle with a meat ragu, and a veal chop with wine and sage. Brad had a delicious canneloni and grilled lamb.
After dinner we walked to the tiny piazza, just as one of the hotel restaurants was closing. They had an outdoor terrace on the piazza next to the church. We ordered another bottle of wine and sat outside savoring the evening, and discussing the next day's plan. Rain was predicted, so we decided it would be a driving day to other towns on the lake.