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The Grass is Greener on Malghera

Travelling between the Borromean Islands of Isola Bella and Isola Superiore dei Pescatori on the calm waters of Lake Maggiore, I find myself not thinking about the elaborate palace, bizarre sculptures and lavish gardens of Isola Bella, nor of the lunch of local lake fish, which I plan to have on Isola Superiore, but of the small uninhabited rock, which lies between them. 229 more words


Around the North of Italy: Isola Bella

By the time we had arrived on Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore, I had been peppered with questions for over two hours from the only people younger than me on tour, two girls from Singapore. 1,277 more words


Spring Ahead to the Slow Lane in Italy's Po Valley and Lake District

By Jean and Peter Richards

A short driving trip meant to fill time and gaps in our travels in Italy turned into three memorable weeks along the Po Valley and into The Lake District just as it awakened in April. 1,553 more words


Italy’s Top Destination

Michelangelo Travel Team in the Italian Lake District

The second leg of Michelangelo’s staff educational took us to the beautiful Italian Lake District and the alluring Lake Maggiore and the glamourous Lake Como, home to George Clooney. 1,163 more words

Michelangelo On The Road


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The rise of the dollar against the euro has made travel to Europe somewhat reasonable again. 5,015 more words