The lake district in northern Italy is a magical place, one of my favorites on this planet. It is the combination of nature, people, culture and cuisine that makes it unique and unforgettable. In September 2009, there was a small conference on Stresa that I had to visit, so we decided to jump on the opportunity, rent a car and spend three days hoping around Lago Maggiore. Above is a view of Laglio from the lake road.

Stresa
Stresa
Grand Hotel, Stresa
Grand Hotel, Stresa
Isola Bella
Isola Bella
VIlla in Laglio
VIlla in Laglio
Menaggio
Menaggio
The dock at Menaggio
The dock at Menaggio
Villa in Tremezzo
Villa in Tremezzo
Building in Cannobio
Building in Cannobio
Tremezzo
Tremezzo
Cannobio
Cannobio

The most unforgettable moment of the trip was our dinner in Isola dei Pescatori. We hired a taxi-boat and went for dinner to the this beautiful miniature island across Stresa. Due to the late season, we were only 6 visitors on the island, which made the experience even greater. One of the most romantic places on earth. I promised to return there in twenty years for another candle light dinner.

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Isola dei Pescatori

Stresa

Cannobio

Tremezzo

Laglio