Let me start the posts about last week (our week away in Italy, on the shores of Lago Maggiore) with where we were staying.
The small town of Cannobio is one of the first places you get to when you cross the Swiss-Italian border. Our hotel was situated off the town centre, but still only about a 10-minute-walk from the lake.
Surrounded by a huge and beautifully maintained park (without being over-manicured, if you know what I mean), we had a large room as well as our own little patio, facing east. This meant morning sun and a glimpse of the lake first thing after waking up.
Here are some pictures:
Our patio and the view from it:
Our room was the second one from the entrance, on the ground floor:
In the park:
This way to breakfast:
This is not even the full length of the garden:
The pool - it was too chilly to go for a swim, and only on the day before our departure did we actually see anyone there:
Now that you know the setting, I can introduce you to Cannobio, the lake and the mountains... in my next posts.