Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

This is a postscript to last week’s post, ” A Walk To Villa del Balbianello” as I subsequently discovered a further set of holiday photos hiding on the iPad!
As well as more photos of the stunning Villa del Balbianello, there are some of the rest of our walk round the pretty little town of Lenno. Strolling along the lake front past the Albergo Lenno (where we had a pleasant lunch), you walk past the little boats bobbing up and down in the water until you come to the Lido. Here to the right is a small town square with the Church of San Stefano in the background. The latter was founded in the 5th or 6th century but the building that stands on the site today dates from restoration works in the 16th century. We didn’t have time to pop in and look around the ancient crypt or the frescoes and artworks (with limited time en route back to the ferry, getting a gelato at La Fabbrica Del Gelato on the corner of the square took priority!). We did, however, have time to have a brief wander round the outside of the old church and admire the elegant facade.

The Lido is also the point of departure for the water taxi that will take you around the headland to the quay of Villa del Balbianello. If you prefer a slightly more strenuous route, just ahead of the Lido is the start of the pathway that leads up the hill to the villa. The views along the way are breathtaking and well worth the climb! A detailed map at the Lenno Ferry Quay will help you get your bearings and gives details of other walks around this charming lakeside town.

 

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18 thoughts on “Exploring Lenno

  1. restlessjo says:

    Gorgeous! If anything these photos are better than your first walk, Rosemay. I love that ‘view across the lake’ from the villa, and what a pretty little garden at the church. I can imagine nothing nicer than being there right now. Thank you so much for the link. Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much Jo! I thought they deserved another post – Monsieur LC took quite a few of these so I better not take all the credit! It’s an incredibly beautiful place – good for the soul πŸ™‚ The little church is very pretty and well maintained too and Lenno merits a walk around in its own right apart from the gorgeous villa on the hill! Have a lovely weekend too! πŸ™‚

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      1. restlessjo says:

        Thank you! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You and Monsieur too.

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  2. Just stunning Rosemary – bet you’re glad you found them hiding on that Ipad! – glorious views from every angle. Lovely picture of you and your daughter too!!

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    1. Thanks Joy! Yes I had a feeling I’d taken some more photos and then found them filed away – took so many both on my camera and mobile and uploaded them at different times with different file names! We loved Villa del Balbianello and Lenno as you can see! It was lovely to have Mlle with us too πŸ™‚ Hope you’ve had a good week and are enjoying the weekend πŸ™‚

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  3. Becky B says:

    Love it when you find forgotten photographs . . . . also loving the blue skies as they are very grey here today.

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    1. Thanks Becky! It’s always lovely when you discover forgotten photos! Dreaming of revisiting Lake Como today too – we have grey skies here in Perth as we are in winter (though we often get a lot of sunshine in winter too but this year it’s been quite gloomy and wet!). Have a lovely week πŸ™‚

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      1. Becky B says:

        Guess the only bright side of a dreary winter for you and a dreary June for me is that it is a great excuse to explore lots of amazing posts, discover old photos and dream of glorious trips!

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        1. Absolutely Becky! πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s beautiful and it must be refreshing and rejuvenating to stay by a lake.

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    1. Thanks – yes it’s a lovely place to stay and certainly a place where you can recharge your batteries – the air is lovely and the pace of life so relaxing πŸ™‚

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  5. How lovely – I can smell the clear fresh air from here!

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    1. Yes it’s a delightful part of the world Elaine – so refreshing by the lake with the mountains nearby! πŸ™‚

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  6. Laia says:

    Lenno looks so charming and beautiful! Haha I love to visit churches but with this nice weather and a gelato shop, I would have probably chosen the gelato as well! πŸ™‚

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    1. The gelato was a very good choice Laia and we’d already done a lot of walking by this stage! Lenno is a charming spot and well worth visiting πŸ™‚

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  7. Annette probert says:

    Lovely photos of the lake, I love reading your blog of your travels you give lots of information and make it sound has good as it looks!!

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    1. Thanks so much Annette! I’m very glad you enjoy the reading the blog and really appreciate the support πŸ™‚ Lake Como is a wonderful place to visit – can highly recommend it! Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

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