I arrived this morning in Milan and immediately left for on the hour journey to Lake Orta. This beautiful little city on the lake is most charming. Very quiet and peaceful, I definitely see how everyone says it is romantic. I love Lake Como but this smaller and to me more special. A walk through the village known for it mushrooms, salamis and quaint window boxes, was more than I could have imagined. Here are a few photos from today's adventure. I am looking forward to a wonderful meal tonight and visiting the Alessi Dream Factory tomorrow.