Memories of yesterday…..Known as The Pearl of the Lake, Bellagio is in a prominent setting where the three branches of the lake come together. After visiting the local Supermarket for a few provisions, we set out at 11:00 on a suggested 20 minute walk to Bellagio along a cobbled pathway edged with olive trees and where leaves with the amazing hues of Autumn cascaded over the old stone walls. Our timing was far different as we stopped here and there to soak up the scenery and to take photos. Ferries, including a car ferry, were coming and going from the pier and tourists (not too many) were taking in the sites of the Hamlet. We climbed the Serbelloni Steps (Salita Serbelloni) window-shopping as we passed by! Our lunch (main meal today) in a Ristorante was made special when a little girl, Eva, spoke to us in English and told us that she lives in Milan and attends an English School. Her mother and father joined us in conversation and made this day in Bellagio special for us. Another highlight was our walk back through the Gardens of Villa Melzi which stretch along the lakeside blending into the hilly scenery of the Bellagio peninsular. It is not the season for the camelia hedges and woods of azaleas and giant rhododendrons but we enjoyed the ancient trees, the plane tree alley and masses of spectacular Autumn leaves (photo). The day was a little misty and overcast with an occasional light shower but no wind and a temperature maximum of 16 degrees, all-in-all a real delight where we marvelled at the goodness of God, our Father, in His abundant provision.



  1. WOW!!! how different from Arkaroola – how very beautiful.- I’m trying not to be too envious! i don’t need to tell you to take lots of photos! Joan

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