Lake Como, Italy | THE DESIGN SOUK |

This summer, hubs and I planned an amazing couple of days in Northern Italy on Lake Como. We loved our stay there so much that I decided to write a piece for the Arab News about it…

BELLAGIO, Italy: When I think of the perfect getaway, I now picture the lakes and mountains of Lake Como. I first heard about this particular lake in Italy when George Clooney bought a vacation home there in 2002. I remember seeing pictures of a small town with charming villas, surrounded by beautiful green mountains and the clear blue waters of the lake. So, when my husband mentioned that he wanted to plan a trip to Italy, I jumped at the chance to visit Lake Como…

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But before you click over there, make sure to scroll through some of the pictures of this heavenly place below…

Views from the gardens of Villa Monastero | THE DESIGN SOUK |
Views from the gardens of Villa Monastero
Villa Monastero | THE DESIGN SOUK |
Views from Villa Monastero

While in the Lake District, we spent half a day each at the towns of Bellagio & Varenna. I would’ve loved to have gone to Menaggio as well, but the weather was not fully cooperating with us. While each town had its own special charm, I especially enjoyed the shopping in Bellagio! They had ceramics, jewelry, shoes, leather purses, and lots of amazing accessories. I bought 2 pairs of very reasonably priced earrings from a really cute store called Saraceno.

The best part about our visit to Varenna was stopping by Villa Monastero, a House Museum and historic residence. While there wasn’t really much to do there, the garden was a sight to see and the views of Lake Como from the residence were probably some of the best I had seen all trip!

Gardens at Villa Monastero | THE DESIGN SOUK |
Gardens at Villa Monastero
Views of Lake Como | THE DESIGN SOUK |
Views of Lake Como and the mountains from the ferry
Glass light fixtures in Bellagio | THE DESIGN SOUK |
Glass light fixtures in Bellagio