Villa Mirabella on the shores of Lake Como
The last few days have been spent on the shores of Lake Como and Villa Mirabella was a real find, a sweet little family owned hotel located just up the road from Villa Carlotta and across the lake from Bellagio. The style is classical, rooms are simple but pleasing, there’s a swimming pool and the place is meticulously run by Paolo and his family. Book in for dinner one night, the food is great, and Paolo keeps a judicious eye on the local restaurant scene.
There’s also a walk you can do along the western shore of the lake from just outside the hotel, and it’s a delight. The Greenway wanders along the waterfront mostly, past extravagant villas, waterfront parks from where you can swim – past boats and bars and places to sit and admire the views.