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I'm going to attempt to post some pictures from my holiday now; the account is not going to be strictly chronological because it makes more sense to group photos from different days of the same place together, but I will try and provide enough narrative to make it a coherent account!

I will start with Stresa the little town on the shores of Lake Maggiore where we were based for our holiday. We were staying at a very grand sounding establishment, "The Regina Palace"


And inside

The lakeside was really lovely with fabulous views of the Borromean Islands

The beautiful Isola Bella

and Isola Pescatori (Fishermans' island)

Stresa is very much a small tourist town but it does have lots of very pretty cafes, houses and lovely narrow streets, here's a sample

I will post more pictures of the Borromean Islands and our visit there in my next post!!


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Jun. 13th, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)
Looks lovely! Was the hotel as comfortable as it looks? I've been to the Italian lakes, though not recently. Both times I went, we camped.
Jun. 14th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
The hotel was probably a little less grand than it had some time in its glorious past, but it was still comfotable... and the Italian waiters were lovely!!!
Jun. 19th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Did you bring any back with you? :)
Jun. 14th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC)
OH, Viv, that all looks so beautiful, absolutely stunning. I wish I could go there. I love the islands, and Stresa, and the hotel looks just out of another world. Thanks for sharing your pics here.
Jun. 14th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
It was lovely there, more pictures of the islands coming soon!!
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
-more pictures of the islands coming soon!!
Jun. 14th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
They are there now *g*
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