Ciao readers! I’m writing from the glorious Villa d’Este on the banks of Lake Como. It is day two of my November visit to Italy. For the last few years, I have visited Italy every November. It mostly just worked best in my schedule but can be a wonderful time to visit as the summer crowds are gone, the fall foliage is out and the weather might still be warm.
My journey started on an all business-class flight (Eurofly’s MiMa) from New York’s JFK to Milan Malpensa. The experience was incredible — from the use of the Swiss business class lounge at JFK to the amount of sleep I had in the incredibly comfortable seats — and will spoil me from ever taking coach again! I’ll have a full report in an upcoming issue of Dream of Italy. FYI: Just learned that Eurofly MiMa is having a buy-one, get-one-free offer on tickets during the holiday season. What a deal!
Lake Como is so easy to reach from Milan’s Malpensa Airport. I think the lake is closer to the airport than the city of Milan! We rented a car and headed straight for Villa d’Este, one of the finest hotels in Italy, and indeed the world. More to come…but right now I need to catch a boat from Cernobbio to Como, where I am going to have lunch.