More of Italy!

After we left Lake Como, we headed to the charming town of Stresa for a couple of days. This town is located next to Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy.

There are three tiny islands and we are going to visit them all, but first let’s take a ride in a cable car for a mountaintop view!

I am at the top of this mountain called Mottarone now. It’s a bit foggy but you can see the islands in the background.

Okay, now we’re on a boat to go to the islands! Wow, we are all over the place…

This island is called Isola Bella which means “beautiful island.” There is a palace on it that belonged to the aristocratic family of the House of Borromeo.

Let’s go inside!

Wow, there are so many works of art to see.

It’s good to be king, isn’t it?

Look at this gold throne, perfect for a stuffie.

But the real kicker is the outdoor garden and sculptures!

Okay, this is fancy and all, but I could use a snack! How about some fish and chips?

We also did a little shopping for some fine Italian scarves.

Italy has been so beautiful so far. I wonder what’s next…

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