Il Sereno Hotel, Lake Como Wins in The Big Sleep Awards

Congratulations to local hotel Il Sereno in receiving high honors in the National Geographic Traveller Big Sleep Awards 2017 National Geographic Traveller (UK) is saluting the taste-makers and game-changers of the hotel world, by creating The Big Sleep Awards. The Jul/Aug issue of National… Continue Reading

Beaches and Lidos Lake Como

Lake Como is a resort destination that you can visit without having to actually stay in a resort. Anywhere you go you can find public beaches, or secluded alcoves where you can sunbathe, relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the… Continue Reading

How to get to Lecco

Lecco is at the southeastern tip of Lake Como, in northern Italy. Known as the setting for the romantic masterpiece The Betrothed, (I Promessi Sposi)  by Alessandro Manzoni, Lecco has more than 19th century literature to offer. It has wonderful shopping in… Continue Reading

Traditional Tastes at Crotto Quartino (Piuro)

Discovering Pizzoccheri Chiavennaschi in Valchievenna-Valtellina, Lombardy If you have read any of my previous posts about Pizzocchieri, you’ll know that it’s a special kind of buckwheat pasta from the Valtellina area in northern Italy. What you don’t know is …and… Continue Reading