Thursday, 17 May 2012

Back from Italy

Back from a week on Lake Como, plenty of sun and walking. Didn't find much of historical interest apart from the gardens except a the small Castle of Vezio.

It's high above the lakeside town of Varenna


The grounds have a number of wraith-like scuptures around the grounds

Underneath there is a WW1 bunker that was part of the Cardonna defense line. This defense line was built just in case the Germans decided to invade via Switzerland.

At the north end of the lake there is a major fort and I only found out about it too late as it only opens on weekend at this time of year. More can be found here La Difensa del Lario

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