November in Italy: Lake Como

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.