After landing in Milan, we stopped in to Rent a Dream (http://www.rentadream.it) where we picked up 2 f650GS’. BTW, I highly recommend them – it’s a FANTASTIC shop with very well-cared-for bikes and a true “rider” at the helm who really seems to love what he does.

We were pretty tired after the overnight flight, and decided our first day would be a quick hop up to Lake Como to do a little siteseeing and zombie walking around the lake.

Translated: We hopped on a siteseeing boat and proceeded to fall asleep for most of the ride :)

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

I will say this – few things are as sweet as a nighttime walk with your sweetheart along the lake sharing a gelato. Oh, and a McD’s cheeseburger because we didn’t decide to eat until most places were closing up. What can I say, I’m a big spender.

A nighttime view from the Hotel Metropole Swisse

A nighttime view from the Hotel Metropole Swisse

The next morning, we headed up to Bellagio to grab the ferry to Verrena – and then to Bormio to meet up with Pimmie who was coming down from Holland.

A calm lake helped make the ferry ride spectacular, and gave us a nice view of the ghetto by the lakeside :)

Lake side, Bellagio

Lake side, Bellagio

Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

We crossed over Livigno and got our first taste of what Alpine Passes were like

Livigno Pass

Livigno Pass

Livigno Pass

Livigno Pass

We made our way to Bormio, found our hotel and dined on home-made sandwiches under beautiful afternoon sun while we waited for Pimmie to arrive

Albergo San Lorzeno, Bormio , Italy

Albergo San Lorzeno, Bormio , Italy

Flowers in Bormio

Flowers in Bormio