When my sweetheart told me that he wanted to swim across trhe lake, vivid apocalyptic scenes started to torment my delicate mind. As the person, who can’t swim and is reluctant to go beyond the waist water level, that I am, you can only imagine (or maybe you can’t) how scary this sounds.
However, since another 700 people were going to take part in that event, I insightfully guessed that it shouldn’t be so hazardous. Plus, I would see a new place on the lake, so there we were, let’s do it! Actually, let him do it!
While the guys were being transported by boat on the other coast I did a quick exploration of the town, which was desert because everyone was either attending the swim challenge or waiting on the shore for the swimmers.
Mandello is on the Easterns side of the lake, which is also the less touristic. I was probably the only non-Italian in the surroundings. It is a tiny fishermen’s village with a few resturants and bars, many picturesque little lanes and plants and an unpretentiosly appealing quiet demeanor.
For being such a small place I took quite a good amount of pics (that you can see below). After my quick stroll I had to return to the ‘base’ and wait for my love to appear from the lake’s waters.
Would you like to visit this relax-friendly village or do you prefer more lively places?