While spending time in Lake Como we decided to take a day hike to Rifugo Menaggion. From our hostel we caught a local bus and began our trek up to the refugio which overlooks both Lake Como and Lake Lugano, in Switzerland. We were blessed with clear skies and stunning views overlooking two countries!
Our final stop in Italy was Lake Como and we loved our time spent on the lake and wandering through the lakeside towns. We stayed in Menaggio at a wonderful (yet very hot!) hostel with stunning views down to the lake and surrounding mountains. We spent our time tasting Italian gelato, swimming in the lake and taking ferry rides back and forth between different lake side towns. I celebrated my 28th birthday here and as a very special treat we had lunch at Villa de Este - a stunning luxury hotel in Cernobbio.