Lake Como :: Villa Melzi & goodbye Dervio

This is the last of the Lake Como posts - sad face! It's been wonderful for me to sort through my gazillion photos and document the trip on here. 

Sentimentality aside, let's get cracking.

On our very last day, we headed back to Bellagio to visit the famous gardens of Villa Melzi. As with most mornings, it was raining quite hard during our ferry ride there, but it started to clear up once we had started walking around the gardens. No wonder all the greenery keeps its colour!

The grounds and the buildings are quite the grandiose sight. The gardens are dotted with sculptures by notable artists from the 18-19th centuries, and it was a place where such creative souls (including Franz Liszt the composer) stayed and drew inspiration for their craft. 

It was easy to imagine, amidst such beauty and understated glamour.

After our last hurrah in Villa Melzi, we reluctantly dragged our feet back on the ferry and headed back to Dervio, where we took a last walk along the lake and said our goodbyes. 

I hope you've enjoyed having a peek into our holiday, and maybe inspired you to go if you haven't been before - I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

Ciao, Lago di Como!