This week’s Travel Theme: Steps from Ailsa who writes the blog Where’s My Backback? reminded us of the many steps we took in Varenna, Italy. Walking there can be a challenge, if all you’re accustomed to is your fitness routine on even pavement in your neighborhood. Walks in Varenna are definitely a step up, but when you’re in a beautiful town on Lake Como, you probably don’t mind at all. Here are some of the steps we took.
After heaving luggage up steep steps, we paused at the doorway of our rental apartment from VRBO to admire this sweet greenhouse nestled above the stone walkway.
In town, we walked along water’s edge, following the signature red railing along Lake Como.
The gardens of Villa Monastero offered even more steps with some leading directly to water’s edge . . .
and others lined with artfully planted urns.
If you plan a trip to Lake Como, know that you’ll be walking up and down. But you won’t mind. You’ll think you’re on stairways to heaven.
More photos are just a step away: Travel theme: Steps.