Some images from the Italian lakes this week; wake up and smell the coffee.
A tour day trip to attend a conference with colleagues from around the globe is a great excuse to visit the last of the Italian lakes to evade me to date.
Baveno, Lake Maggiore is beautiful!
Don’t take my word for it; here is the official blurb from their tourism site.
Baveno is situated on the most panoramic point of Lake Maggiore; on the hills which slope gently to the banks and the blue expanse of water, with the beautiful view of the Borromeo Islands in front. Its beauty and peace, on account of its smiling charm and favoured position form such a restful and peaceful corner. In addition to its natural beauties, charming villas, picturesque alleys and gardens which diffuse their sweet fragrance around, Baveno offers the great convenience of all sort of accommodation, supplied with every comfort for the pleasure and well-being of their guests.
Every year in July in Baveno take place the music Festival dedicated to the composer Umberto Giordano who used to spend his holiday at Villa Fedora, today a public park.
OK that’s eight and a half hours in conference, time for a few more snaps now and a gulp of fresh air….