Friday, July 13, 2012

Bellagio, Italy 7/1

Half way between San Francisco and India we stopped for a 12 hour layout in Italy. Since we spent time in Milan last year, Quarup suggested that we spend the day at Lago di Como.

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Directly from the Milan airport we set out by train to the lake. The train ride to Como took an hour, including the transfer at the Saronna Station. The weather couldn't have been any better for a day by the lake. After grabbing a gelato in Como's plaza, we boarded a ferry for a two and half hour scenic ride to Bellagio.

Bathing in the Italian sun on the ferry in Lake Como.
Two and half hours of villas like this.
Wonder if any celebrities got married here.
Once docked, we spent a few hours exploring the tiny cobblestone streets of Bellagio and had lunch outside on a terrace. Quarup mentioned that Bellagio was nothing like the Vegas version except for the water fountain on the lake... 30 kilometers away.
Main entrance into the town from the dock.
Narrow streets of Bellagio.
Bliss.
The only resemblance to the Vegas Bellagio Hotel.
Overall the layover was relaxed and easy going. Here are a few more snap shots from our day. After a day of sightseeing and being in the sun, we were ready to nap during our red eye flight to Delhi.