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Varenna, Lake Como

Varenna, Lake Como: Eremo Gaudio

by gigi on February 13, 2009

Jenkins and I were feeling particularly lazy one evening and did not want to make the 10 minute walk down the hill into town for dinner. It had rained quite heavily earlier that day, and we were also a bit afraid of getting caught in a torrential downpour. As a result, we made the decision […]


Varenna, Lake Como: Dinner at Albergo Milano

by gigi on January 13, 2009

Jenkins and I decided to have a nice dinner at Albergo Milano one evening. According to our Rick Steves guide book, Albergo Milano was a great place for a nice evening out and had a nice view of the lake. The menu changes almost daily and always showcases whatever is in season. When we went […]


Varenna, Lake Como: Nilus Bar

by gigi on December 29, 2008

Because Varenna is quite a small town (population of about 850 people), there were only so many places we could go to for our meals.  Also, because the number of restaurants was relatively low, the prices were in general a bit more than what we usually saw in the bigger Italian cities.  While we were […]


Varenna, Lake Como: Breakfast on the Lake

by gigi on December 16, 2008

Jenkins and I decided to stay at Hotel Eremo Gaudio during our stay in Lake Como.  Eremo Gaudio is just outside the main square of Varenna about halfway up a large hill.  It was quite the uphill trek to get back to our hotel each day but we saw it as a good opportunity to […]


Varenna, Lake Como: Albergo del Sole

by gigi on December 4, 2008

For the first leg of our trip, Jenkins and I stayed in the small town of Varenna at Lake Como.  Lake Como is one of the many lakes in the northern part of Italy just south of the Italian-Swiss border.  If you have been to Las Vegas, you’ve probably heard of the Bellagio Hotel, which […]