While in Naples, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe came across a phrase that the people there used to say about the city: vedi Napoli e poi muori.
I stumbled upon Castello di Vezio on Instagram, and I immediately started marveling at what looked like one of the best views on Lake Como I had ever seen.
Most people who come to visit Lake Como are satisfied with seeing Como, a bit of the lake, and Bellagio. But you would stumble upon so much more to see if you just let yourself wander off the beaten path.
One of my memories as a child sees me on the balcony at my aunt’s house, looking down at a procession of people carrying a very tall puppet across the streets of the town. The puppet is a woman, a terrible witch with long legs and red stockings; I know her name: she’s la Giubiana.
If you happen to be travelling around the Lake Como area, then you might want to have a look at this magic wood right in the heart of the Triangolo Lariano.
Moving around Pompeii feels like you accidentally stepped in a time-traveling machine and found yourself in 79 AD.