We took a small vacation ourselves over a long weekend, and headed just north of Milan to Lake Como, and a town called Bellagio. It sits right on Lake Como with water surrounding three sides. Lake Como is a skinny, but very long lake, so it's popular to take short ferry rides across the water to visit the various villas and towns. We were able to see three different towns, during our stay; Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna.
The following pictures are mostly of the villas we toured.
A view of Bellagio from the ferry.
And our quaint hotel.
And yummy food!