Monday, June 13, 2016

day trip to lake maggiore.

Lake Maggiore glistening in the sunlight.
Beautiful lavender flowers on Isola Bella.
The wind didn't stop me from enjoying the day!
Such a moody and gorgeous landscape.
Ended the night with dinner at a gnoccheria!
While I'll always love the south, I'm currently falling more and more in love with all that northern Italy has to offer. Recently, I took a day trip to Lago Maggiore, one of the major lakes around Varese. The lake itself was stunning, especially when the sun shone down upon it. I took a quick boat ride out to Isola Bella, one of the three islands on the lake. After a relaxing stroll around the island (with a stop for a crepe, of course), I headed back to the mainland for a walk in town.

I ended the night at a gnoccheria, or a gnocchi restaurant, in the Varese area. The restaurant, aptly titled La Pancia Piena (The Full Stomach), served what was undoubtedly the most delicious gnocchi I've ever tasted. My friends and I savored flavors like classic pesto, squid ink and shrimp, and fig and fontina. We ended the night with happy stomachs and smiling faces.



P.S. Have you read my last travel post yet? My vacation to Lyon was a foodie's heaven!