After leaving the French Alps we wandered around the lakes of northern Italy… Maggiore, Como, Orta and Lugano. Lake Lugano shares its shoreline with Switzerland so in the name of in-depth exploration we crossed the border, only to be shocked at how expensive it is there… and when an crotchety old man with more money than brains reversed his (very expensive) car into our van and then just drove off without checking to see what he´d damaged, we thought that we should really rather get back to Italy, where people are just as likely to reverse into you but at least their reactions are likely to be more… normal? So much for Switzerland.
The lakes are beautiful but not really camper van territory… there aren´t many open spaces to spend the night, so we mostly camped in parking lots in the baking sun. Summers are hot and humid here with frequent thunderstorms, which meant that the van was transformed into a sauna and some of our most unpleasant nights were spent on the shores of lake Como. On our last night the heat broke with a massive storm and we discovered a relatively remote monastery hidden in the forest near the north of the lake, which made for a slightly more pleasant overnight spot.
Several of these images were previously published by the travel blog Mr Hudson, you can see the full article HERE.
Só me deu mais saudade!! Amei as fotos!
Obrigada Dado! ❤ ❤
It’s supposed to be summer now in the city where I live, but somehow cloudy days are still the norm. That’s why looking at those blue skies and summer atmosphere in your photos is so refreshing!
Love how you captured Italy!
I’ve been following your blog for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love how beautiful your photos are! I also love how real you are about your travel experiences. Sorry to hear about your experience in Switzerland!
Thanks Anita! ❤
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These places look amazing! I want to visit them all! I am in Italy atm at Lake Como and I absolutely love it! I fell in love with Italy a while ago and I dont want to leave 🙂