SUMMER N. 6 on lake: AN EXPERIENCE
In this small nest on the mouth of the harbor.
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Every year, as soon as the work allows me, I escape from the thousand commitments of the architectural firm to take refuge in Gargnano, in this little nest on the mouth of the harbor.
SUMMER N. 6 on lake - A house with four seats, but sometimes we were comfortably in five, thanks to the bed on the mezzanine from which you can also admire the wonder of Lake Garda.
This year we will be three: I'm waiting for two friends, who should be on the taxi by now, on the way. While waiting, I enjoy these magnificent hours of sun and relaxation.
Sun, yes, but the house is still very fresh: I often don't even need to turn on the air conditioner.
Before continuing I introduce myself: my name is xxxxxx, and I am a young architect. And if every morning in the city the temptation to escape from the hustle and bustle in the bed is strong, when I am here I like to wake up early, and run on the beach to Villa, or to Bogliaco. On the way back, I prepare breakfast at home, and that is how wonderful days begin.
I never leave my look to chance, because I admit it: as an urban planner I am always attentive to the aesthetics of what surrounds me, but I am equally attentive to the way I present myself. I love being always in place, at any time of day, and you could say that my second passion is shopping.
In Gargnano there is always the opportunity to give yourself a gift, but I must say that there are shop windows that become a real temptation every time I step in front of it: those of typical products. Jam, oil, fresh fruit, vegetables ... and since I know myself by now, for several years I have to get the shopping directly to my home when I book the holiday. But I don't keep everything for myself ... I like to pamper my guests, and for my two friends on the way I filled the kitchen with the excellent wine they make in the hills nearby.
Tonight I cook: go first evening having dinner at home is a tradition. But I already know how it will end in the next few days, because Gargnano is full of really amazing starred restaurants. I know so much that my friends won't leave me many opportunities to show my talents as a great chef!
Food and shopping, of course, but not only: since I arrived first this morning, I rented a boat in the square in Gargnano and went out to the lake to admire the coast. Then I stayed on the beach until the afternoon, and now I'm here waiting for my guests, between the mess of my clothes, my suitcases, and the thought of a project that I have to deliver shortly. Yet here, in this magical place, all the commitments seem slight, while I sip a glass of wine.
It's a strange and beautiful feeling: I'm on vacation, yet I feel at home.
I come here every year. By now I also know the locals, and there are those who ring me the bell for a walk in the square or an aperitif at the bar. I can never refuse these pleasant interludes that break the silence of the house during the warm hours, the one in which I find a precious concentration also for my work.
Although I have to say that the terrace is a continuous temptation: that the lake, the beach, the small but authentic premises seem little gems set in a picturesque and wonderful setting ...
Today it is hot, the lake is blue and our vacation is about to begin. I'm here, waiting for my friends. And I wonder which costume to wear ...Get the full listing »