View of Lake Maggiore from Villa Margherita

Seven days in the Italian Lakes, Four Days in Milan and Four Books: Part One

This is a first for me: a two-part what-I-did-on-my holidays piece. Our city and lakeside stays were so different I couldn’t fit them comfortably into one post, at least, that’s my excuse We’d booked a holiday in Italy just a few weeks before Covid knocked the world for six in February 2020, finally making it …

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