Tuesday, June 16, 2009
On Sunday some friends had organized a private tour of Villa Balbianello at Lenno on Lake Como. We decided to join them since there was no way we'd be organized enough to arrange such a tour ourselves. And we're sure glad we did.
It was a beautiful afternoon. On our way there, Dario took a little detour to show us the lake's famous resident, Clooney's home. Then it was off to meet the rest of the gang for the tour. Our tour guide was really friendly and kept it interesting as we explored the inside of the villa. I understood some of it but not everything. There was even a cool secret passageway that the cardinal had built connecting his bedroom with the guest bedroom. Ah-hem!
After the tour we checked out the beautiful gardens and then decided to hire a boat for a ride around the lake. It was when we were sitting at the dock waiting that we spotted Clooney himself on a boat passing by. Our boat ride around the lake was nice. The weather was perfect. What a day.