Saturday, 30 July 2011

Villa Taranto

On one of our free days we took a boat right across the lake to Villa Taranto with its spectacular gardens.

Stained glass window inside a small chapel.

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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Gardens on Isola Bella

I don't really need to comment. Monty Don said it all when he visited! Spectacular.

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Isola Bella

On Isola Bella - everywhere you turn, there's another photo opportunity!


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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Isola Madre

Trip by boat to Isola Madre

The villa - no photography allowed inside, although many people seemed to be ignoring that!

This tree was toppled during high winds several years ago but has been re-planted and seems to be recovering

Leaving Isola Madre

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Alpine gardens

We stopped at the middle station of the cable car on our return journey and went to the alpine gardens which were very interesting, good value, and had some marvellous views.

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Monday, 18 July 2011

Mount Mottarone chapel

This is the chapel on Mount Mottarone. As you will have seen, there are some amazing views from here.

Very modern paintings (click to enlarge)

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Friday, 15 July 2011

Mount Mottarone

We did the usual tourist thing of taking the cable car up to Mount Mottarone. We went early (for us!) in the morning when it wasn't too misty.

My obligatory photo of the cable car coming the other way!

View from the top.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

At the hotel

The swimming pool which SWMBO enjoyed

View of the lake from the swimming pool area

Isola Bella

Local inhabitant

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Lausanne to Stresa

TGV from Lausanne to Stresa

Stresa station

The Grand Hotel Bristol which although quite large, proved to be a very friendly place where we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay

Our first night at Lake Maggiore

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Saturday, 9 July 2011


Dijon Station where we boarded the train to Lausanne in Switzerland

Lake Geneva at Lausanne

Impressive paddle steamer "La Suisse"

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Dijon Old Town

Some photos of the old town luckily untouched by the tram works.

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