Sunday, June 28, 2015
Milano: a day trip to Varenna-Ensio on beautiful Lago Como
We stopped for lunch in a traditional little square.There were several locals eating at the restaurant which is always a good sign. Delicious porcini ravioli was the order of the day. After another limoncello we headed up the sloping alleys arriving at the town's main piazza and the lake-shore road. The square is dominated by Varenna's principal church, the fourteenth-century Chiesa di San Giorgio. The restaurants were filled with people in a festive state waiting to go into a wedding. Later we saw the bride entering the church.
Back down closer to the water we walked up one of the tiny pedestrian lanes and stopped at Hotel du Lac for an afogato, espresso with ice cream. We sat outside overlooking the lake and mountains beyond. The view was stunning. We would like to come back and explore the little villages around the lake. What a magnificent spot.