In the preparations for our wedding we kept one eye on the notion that we would book a honeymoon. We both decided that we would like to tour around New Zealand but both the need for enough time to do it justice and enough money to make it a honeymoon and not a holiday meant that we pushed it back to the end of the year. However that left a gap for a holiday after the wedding. We both love Italy and both wanted a relaxing time (after the stress of organising a wedding) so we picked a week in the Italian lakes.
Below is a selection of photos from that week’s holiday in the town of Baveno. We flew out two days after our wedding and so as this was our first holiday as man and wife, then technically it is our honeymoon but as the New Zealand trip was pushed back to the end of the year and that involved a full month’s holiday we have christened this trip our honeyweek, in an attempt to be chronologically correct.
Baveno sits on the west coast of Lago Maggiore, in northern Italy. We stayed at the Lido Palace Hotel with a room overlooking the lake. The staff were amazing and looked after us incredibly well. The hotel has a real feeling of history and splendor and we were in illustrious company as not only had royalty (Queen Victoria) and composers (Richard Wagner) been among the previous guests but Sir Winston Churchill spent his honeymoon there 89 years before. We would thoroughly recommend the hotel to anyone thinking of spending some time in the Italian Lakes.
So please enjoy the photos, there are more on our Flickr pages.
Baggie and Lucinda