After a few days in Venice, the crowds and Mosquito's started to agrivate us, so back to the glorious Mountains, Lakes and peacful Piazza's. I've been following a fellow blogger 'Carmine Superior' and have been quite enhanted by the scenery and way of life. So staying beside Lake Maggiore in the beautiful town of Cannobio with the camper van positioned next to the Lake, much nices than the crowds of Venice! We made our way up the mountain side to see this beautiful little Hamlet and boy was it special! This part of Lake Maggiore is so lush with all varieties of plants and flowers, old villages clinging to mountain side and high mountain tops with slither's of snow. We did have a very lucky escape mind on Monday night when the most amazing thunder and lightening storm struck a tree not 15 feet from the van, I shot out of the van, only to fly off the step of the van and head straight into a wet puddle of water. Nigel up to that point was watching quietly the magical storm!