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Bellagio, Italy

Today, we took a boat ride across Lago di Como – Lake Como to Bellagio. We are blessed with beautiful weather – sunshine and upper 70’s. Bellagio is a quaint little village across the lake from Tremezzo that is full of little shops selling everything from food items, to olive wood and leather goods, clothing, olive oil, liquor and of course, Gelato.

While visiting with Elisa and Maurizio, we were told the history of the pizza. It was originally created for the poor people with cheese and fish on it. A story teller for the queen, Margherita of Savoy, told the man that his breath was too smelly, so he could no longer eat pizza with fish. He must just eat it plain cheese with tomato sauce. That is how the Pizza Margherita came to be… for Queen Margherita. I enjoy learning stories from their native lands.

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Mom and Dad on the boat from Cadenabbia to Bellagio across Lago di Como.

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Dad loves to visit with Elisa’s dad at Poletti. This is our favorite shop to purchase Murano glassware and jewelry. The owners are so friendly and welcoming.

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At Poletti in Bellago ….L-R: Elisa’s dad, my dad, me, Elisa, and my mom.

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Mom and Dad with Elisa, her husband – Maurizio and her father.

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Walking around the alleyways of Bellagio. Up we go….

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Mom and Dad in Bellagio.

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Mom and I in Bellagio. Love these quaint little alleys.

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That is me. Dad taking a picture of me taking a picture of flowers that mom asked me to take a picture of.

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Gorgeous flowers

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Mom and I looking at scarves outside my favorite leather shop, Bellagioseta.

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Mom and I at the top of the alley getting ready to walk down. I did promise that we would eventually go down after climbing up to the top level of shops.

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Mom looking at scarves.

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Mom and I at the top of the alley in Bellagio.

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Where are mom and dad? They found this huge plant to hide behind.

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On our way back down to the boats….

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Mom and Dad at the lake front in Bellagio

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Enjoying some Gelato on the shores of Bellagio.

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A view of Bellagio from the boat.

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The church in Bellagio

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Another view of Bellagio from the boat

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Bellagio

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A different style boat in the harbor of Bellagio.

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Bellagio

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Heading toward Cadenabbia from Bellagio

 

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