We arrived in Milan last week and rented a minivan from Avis and drove straight to Lake Como! Everyone makes fun of minivans but I secretly can’t wait to have one.
So on our drive out of Milan, we were on the highway and turned a corner and all of the sudden you see the lake and me and David both blurted out a big “woah” at the same time. It is STUNNING! We pulled up to CastaDiva Resort and there was the prettiest view of the lake with a floating pool and pretty roses lining the walkways. It was so quiet there and it honestly feels like you’re walking around in a dream. I’m actually shocked at how little you see/hear about Lake Como (at least in the states! or in my circle of people 😉 ) When people talk about Italy they talk about Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast etc, but you don’t hear much about Como, which is partly why we wanted to stay there. It didn’t disappoint. We had the most breathtaking view from our room, with the cutest little terrace and archways covered in honeysuckle. It was so nice because during nap times when we wanted to be out and about, we could just relax on the terrace and take in the view and fresh air.
Some of you who have been following for a long time know about our first trip to Europe the first summer after we got married. We were gone a total of 6 weeks and lived on a SUPER tight budget, which actually included bringing a lot of food with us, ha! We had this amazing trip planned, but knew we couldn’t afford it yet, so we cut corners and packed David’s carry on with quick meals (pasta and rice packets etc) which meant we ate very little actual authentic Italian food on our trip. We were so excited to come to Italy again because I love fresh pasta and couldn’t wait to really experience Italian cuisine. The restaurant at CastaDiva was so good. We had fresh pasta, delicious pizza, and David loved the seafood.
I have more from Lake Como coming soon! xo