Cadenabbia on Lake Como to Cornello dei Tasso in the Italian Alps

Friday night our hotel was on the western shore of Lake Como. The place we are staying tonight is in the Italian Alps east of Lake Como. So this morning we took the ferry to Belagio, and then drove from there to Cornello dei Tasso.

Leaving Cadenabbia
Arriving in Belagio

As we left Belagio we stopped so Duke could do a review of the Fiat 500 we have been driving. I’m thinking I may make Duke’s car reviews s regular feature of this blog!

Once we got off the main roads our drive was slow and beautiful.

Finding our B&B in Cornello dei Tasso was a bit of a challenge. Cornello dei Tasso is a medieval village that is accessible only on foot. It was an important trading center on the road north to Switzerland during the Middle Ages. But at the end of the 1500s a new road passed it by which isolated it and helped ensure it would be preserved. Our B&B is in a beautifully restored old house. Once we got to the end of the road we had to walk a quarter of a mile to get to the B&B.

Our B&B

One of the other buildings in this isolated hamlet is a Trattoria where we ate dinner. Everything was home made and delicious. The homemade pasta was the best.

Then we had cheese polenta, meat, and finally chocolate panna cotta.

Polenta with cheese
Venison
Panna cotta

The whole dinner including a litre of the house wine cost €37 ($43).

Tomorrow we drive to Milan and turn in our car and Tuesday we fly home.