9/5 - Siena
Later we returned to your villa for a relaxing afternoon and dinner.
9/12 - Milan > Lago Maggiore
Here at Lake Maggiore, we're staying in a different hotel than the 9/5 group. It's in Baveno, just a few kilometers from Stresa.
Upon arriving at our hotel, we boarded a boat for a lake cruise followed by a guided tour of the colorful lakeside town of Pallanza. Here we took a stroll down the promenade featuring buildings adorned with charming terraces and balconies. The town center is a latticework of ancient streets lined with ornate historic buildings. Shoe stores had temptations in the window, but they were closed for lunch. We saved many $$$ as a result.