there is something purely magical about lake como. i don’t know what it is — and i don’t like picking favorites…but i think lake como might have been my favorite stop on our honeymoon! but that’s not true because i really fell in love with every single place we went! we took the train from cinque terre to milan (which, btw, the milan train station is kinda ridiculously cray cray. reis is slightly directionally challenged and this place was STRESSFUL), and then from milan to como. we stayed at albergo terminus, an amazing hotel built in the 19th century located right on the lake. it had a semi-haunted/eerie feeling about it, but in a cool way…think hollywood tower of terror kind of creepy. it was the perfect walking distance to everything – restaurants, shops, the lake…we loved it. i really loved how each place we went to in italy was SO different – it definitely made each place really exciting to explore.
on our first day there we went shopping (i was on the hunt for the perfect leather bag), had our routine afternoon gelato/cappuccino break – cremeria bolla is SO GOOD, and walked around the lake. we discovered the most beautiful little park that was covered in leaves and obviously perfect for photo-taking. the whole atmosphere was so romantic with the brisk air, the pinkish/yellow sky, a slight fog hanging over the lake, and being with my new husband! i’m telling you – italy in the fall is truly AMAZING. everything from the colors, the weather, being able to bundle up in boots and scarves (!) — it is so beautiful! the second day in como we went to bellagio, a swanky town across the lake. but since i got photo-happy and there were wayyy too many pics for this one post, that post is coming tomorrow.