Part 2 (The One with George Clooney)

Yeah, I’m totally lying. We didn’t meet (or even see) Clooney, but he does have a place in the Lake Como area. I’m not sure how close it is to where we stayed, and frankly I don’t care.

Our B&B in Lake Como was one of the best decisions we ever made. The views, the people, the towns… all breathtaking in a way that makes me devastatingly sad that we aren’t there right now.

And the food.

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The dinner we had our first night at the B&B was phenomenal! It gave us the truest sense of “being in Italy” without needing any extra ornamentation. The meat and cheese tray, the blood orange juice, the wine, the water (yes, even the water!!!), the entrees… all of it felt right. Felt real. If we had water like that here at home, I’d be drinking a lot more water. All of the food was not just local; it was straight from the farm and kitchen run by the owners of the Bed & Breakfast, who happened to be some of the nicest people we’ve ever met. A romantic candlelit dinner out on the patio overlooking the lake: priceless!

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If you are ever staying in the Como area, you should definitely check out Agriturismo Madonna Dei Ceppi. They are located in the town of Lezzeno, up on top of a hill that looks out over some of the most gorgeous views I’ve ever seen.

And did I mention how wonderful and hospitable the owners are? Our first experiences with Italy were filled with nothing but joy and excitement. Everyone in the area was so kind, so willing to go out of their way to help, and so gracious to us as strangers in a strange—but beautiful—land. I’ve never felt more at home.

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