Honeymoon: Bologna & Lake Como

And then there was Bologna, Lake Como and a very brief stint in Milan. The last week and a half was spent up north doing nothing but eating. I ate almost exclusively mortadella for many days straight. That's Italian bologna. It's basically exactly the same except that they shave it paper thin. #healthy

Let's start with Bologna. I was so anticipating our stop in Bologna. All I knew about Bologna was that it was in the Emilia-Romagna region which is home to Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, mortadella and countless other salumi. That's enough to get me excited. Bologna seriously did not disappoint. We stayed in the cutest attic apartment up about a million flights of cool, old stairs. We did absolutely nothing in Bologna but explore the streets, eat tons of meat and cheese, and drink wine. Oh, and we climbed a terrifying tower up about one million flights of stairs. Altogether, it was perfect. A small city in comparison to Florence and Rome, which was a nice change of pace. 

Our last stop was Lake Como. We stayed in a town called Varenna, but actually up the mountain from Varenna in a town called Vezio. Our house we rented was massive with a full kitchen, fireplace and outdoor BBQ area, perched up on a mountain with a beautiful view of both the lake and mountains. It was off season in Lake Como so it was very quiet and even a little chilly. The first day we got there, our host told us that the nearest grocery store was just a "quick walk" to the next village. What she meant was a long hike through the Alps. No joke. It was super comical. We passed a waterfall and about 10,000 bees. The next few days we hiked down to Varenna, took the ferry to Bellagio to do some exploring, and rented a boat so we could cruise down to George Clooney's house. He invited us in and introduced us to Amal. NBD.

The last stop of the honeymoon was in Milan. We took the train back from Como and were only in the city for about 24 hours before we flew out. Enough time to stop at the Duomo and get mad at all the tourists.

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