Day 2 Lake Como – This journey just keeps on getting better and better! Today is my birthday and I began the day by seeing the gardens of the Villa Melzi in Bellagio. I could only describe it as walking through the garden of Eden. The photos I got in here will definitely be posted onto my website when returning home.
From there I met both Jennine and Luca (yes, another Luca) from Bellagio Water Taxis. I would have to say they have my vote for the loveliest couple in the world. Jennine is formerly from Sydney in Australia and moved here 17 years ago. Luca builds his own boats and they are just sensational. The intricate details in the wood work on his boats is a real testament to his skill. If you are ever in Bellagio Lake Como make sure you drop in and go for a tour or ride around the lake with Luca. Besides letting you know all about the lake and the area, he will also have you in fits of laughter along the way.
Luca took me out to the stunning Villa Del Balbianello (famous for movies like Casino Royale and Star Wars). I have to say I am speechless when it comes to this place. It is arguably the most beautiful villa in the world and after seeing it in person I can see why.
In the evening I went to the northern tip of Bellagio to have dinner at the La Punta Ristorante. The food, wine, service along with the views was just perfect.
What a great way to spend a birthday!