Starting in Rome and making our way up to France we had to make the beautiful Lake Como a priority to experience. We arrived to board the ferry (opting for the faster more direct option which was great) and made our way to Bellagio. Passing villas and a stunning and chic lakeside towns that all could be explored and enjoyed. During October we had the beauty of a more sleepy vibe with less tourists and the cooler days making the stair climbs and walking much more comfortable.

Upon arrival into Bellagio we (10 of us) luckily found some taxi/private cars to take us onto our apartment. Although worth every second of the effort we will note the stairs and limited access straight from the ferry. I am all about the effort. Who wants it easy anyway?!

Pescallo – a quiet and private section of the bay where our apartment was the hero. Attracting onlookers as an end of the line location where ducks and resting boats lay. Autumn allowing her to be in all of her glory covered in a centenary Ivy blushing from her beauty.

Our apartment boasting rendered walls, stainless bench tops, a wall long book shelf, Burberry cushions and concrete floors making you feel instantly at ease and at home as an Italian on Como. Afternoon wines and cheese platters from the local deli overlooking the shoreline of the lake.

A night to celebrate our family and wedding anniversary we booked a local chef to cater in the kitchen I would dream of having in my very own lake house that will now be with me forever.

A perfect respite to the busy time past in Rome and our Parisian adventure yet to come. Pescallo needs to be experienced if given the opportunity. Two years on and many cities in between and she still holds a special place to all of us.


Pescallo Apartments, Pescallo. Lake Como.

Ferry from Como to Bellagio. Note the short trip around to Pescallo uphill and access with baggage a local transfer recommended. Worth the effort to get there.