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Villa Balbianello

We met Fiona and Steve at the ferry and took the 10:25 ferry to Lenno. It was market day, but we decided to walk to the villa first and then browse the market stalls on our way back.

The villa can be reached by walking, or by boat. We walked the path from town to the villa (steep in some places, but a nice walk). We saw the gardens only, as a tour of the inside of the villa had just left.

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I wonder if I could get my gardner to do this with my bouganvilla? Maybe not.

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Here are Fiona and Steve on the path ahead of us.

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I'd love to plan a party on THIS terrace!

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We were enchanted by this lovely spot, and i even forgot about the laptop fiasco!
What a romantic spot! That "I'm in Italy " feeling overtook us.

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We decided to take the boat back to town from the lovely boat dock.

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The villa is just as magnificent from the water!

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We returned to town, walked through the market, and had a light lunch of prosciutto and melon. I wondered if I could cram a kilo of these into our room's mini-fridge?

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