Naxos is a gem, a happy and laidback jewel shining on the waters of Aegean Sea. Being the biggest island in the Cyclades, Naxos is infused with lively villages and sandy beaches and not overrun with tourists like its Santorini and Mykonos neighbours. Naxos has an abundance of scenic beaches, perfect for unwinding under the […]

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Santorini is a little slice of heaven centered in the midst of the beautiful azure waters of the Aegean Sea. This picture-perfect island dotted with pristinely white Cycladic houses is blessed with hundreds of unbeatable views of breath-taking sunsets. There is no other place in the world like it. Santorini is the dreamy, romantic, drop-dead gorgeous […]

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The old part of the city in Lucca is completely surrounded by a wall, which was constructed in the 16th and 17th century to protect the city from invaders. Now days the wall can be enjoyed by the public. There is a public pathway that circumnavigates the 4km long wall which is perfect for walks or […]

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Pisa and that Tower!

Pisa has the dubious honor to be world-famous for a failed architectural project. The Leaning Tower is famous around the world and is the main reason that Pisa is a stop on the itinerary of so many tourists. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is, in fact, an inseparable part of the Duomo, the magnificent white […]

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Today’s excursion is probably the highlight of our time at Lake Como…hiring a boat (Smanboats SaS) to explore the coast by water. Our trip commenced from Lezzeno where we headed straight down the lake to the village of Laglio, not only a quaint village lined along the shoreline with villas but the one Villa we […]

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The Western side of the Lake

Today we set off to the the western side of Lake Como ( the western side of the lake getting more sunshine and is of course lined with lavish villas) with our destination set to Tremezzo and the 17th century Villa Carlotta. Roughly an hour and twenty minutes car trip from our villa. Villa Carlotta […]

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A short ferry ride from Bellagio and we were ready to explore the picture postcard village of Varenna. A decision to burn off the breakfast of cold cuts and baguettes we made our way on a 30 minutes hike to Castillo di Visio which offered outstanding panoramic views over Varenna and Lake Como. High above […]

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A visit to Como

With its busy cobblestone streets, tall, colourful buildings, cute shops and cafés, and hundreds of boats chained to its docks, Como is a great introduction to life on the lake. It is also the biggest and busiest town on the lake. While in Como, we spent several hours roaming the quaint streets, browsing the many […]

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Lago di Como

After a day of travel from Singapore via Doha we arrived in Milan and reunited with Craig who had been in Berlin for the last week. We crashed for an over night stay at the Sheraton at the airport. A small rental car hitch and we were on our way on the very picturesque drive […]

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