After yesterday's hot and horrible day across north west Italy it was an absolute pleasure to ride along some of the lakes around the Swiss -Italian border.
The first lake I came across was Lago D'Orta. Picture postcard scenery.
I found a spot between the luxury homes to park the bike and a place to have a swim. I was surprised the water was not chilly. It was very clear and inviting!
Little villages scattered all along the lake shore. Each village will have several churches and you can hear the girls tolling from across the lake. Beautiful!