i returned home from a week in italy less than a week ago. this was a groupon trip, airfare to milan, stick shift car, 4 nights in lake como, 3 nights in venice, airfare home from venice. i went with my good friend jeanne. i was the driver, she was the navigator. the car was a new fiat, cute but small. i haven't driven a stick shift in about 25 years, used a few muscles using the clutch that i hadn't used in many years. driving the narrow, tiny, hairpin curves was a bit of a challenge...very scary at times...but we made it out alive. we spent the 4 days exploring lake como and lake maggiore.
we drove around the lake, up one side then the other. we also took a ferry, getting off at different villages to explore. it
was beautiful with snow
capped mountains, surrounding the lake. just beautiful. i am still working on the photos. i will put them in different
albums, people in italy, lake como.