So here's the story:
We flew to Copenhagen and as soon as we arrived I was told that we were going to take a trip into mainland Denmark and look around for a few days. I had an hour to quickly shower and throw some clothes into my backpack....we drove a few hours across Denmark to another airport where I found out that Norbert and Indrek (our friend) had planned a short trip to Milan!!!!! What an absolutely amazing, wonderful, and SURPRISING trip (seriously I had no clue...but apparently Norbert had told everybody else, and their dog, his plans! :)
We had such a fabulous time in the few days that we were there. The flight was a mere hour and forty-five minutes, so the extra traveling was absolutely no problem. We stayed at this gorgeous hotel overlooking a lake just outside of Milan. Above, is the view from our hotel.
This is where I sat to take the pictures of the lake and town. (Indrek snapped some pictures with my camera as well and gave me some photography pointers....he is very knowledgeable. I had so, so much fun running around snapping anything and everything)
After a wonderful dinner we sat outside with cappuccinos and relaxed, talked and breathed in the fragrant, lilac-filled air.
The following morning we drove to the gorgeous, gorgeous town of Varenna.
We stopped to eat lunch in one of the most picturesque places I have ever seen.
The food was incredible, the gelato, the wine.......it was pure decadence.
Next we took the ferry across Lake Como and spent some time in the town of Bellagio. Bellagio was a bit more touristy, but still gorgeous (George Clooney has a villa here and so it has brought a lot of attention and tourism to the area).
Next we went into Milan and spent the evening walking around the town square, and of course spent lots of time consuming food and drink, while having some amazing conversation absolute best tiramisu I have ever had!! By the way, it's insane how greatly dressed the people are here. I love it. I loved seeing all the older men wearing suits and quite a few sported fedoras as well. I miss this old way of dress....it is so elegant! It reminds me of old pictures of my grandfather...
I am now back in Copenhagen and I will share more photos of this area later....equally stunning as well, but before that I will be back in the next day or so to post some pics of Milan. I didn't want to overload this post with too many pictures. I have at least a gazillion ;)
So now I'm going to kick back and read until I am too tired to keep my eyes open. I can't even remember that last time I could do that!