This year, the Walls had our summer vacation together in Milan, Lake Como and Bergamo. It was our first Italian holiday as a family.

It was really hard to be in Milan but not able to shop. But shopping is really not the kids’ thing.

Lake Como is simply stunning. Nicke rented a beautiful apartment just facing the lake in Lierna and each day, we just enjoyed the scenery from our varenda. The kids also love to swim in the lake. We visited the small cities by the lake, Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio using the lake ferries.

Our last stop before coming home was to Bergamo. A small city 2 hours away from Milan. Beautiful and unique with one of the most beautiful church I have seen.

After a week of pizza, pasta, foccacia bread and lots of gelato. We promised ourselves to stay away from italian food for a while as it was not helping our waist lines.

We will be back for sure.