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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