The small town of Cannobio, where we were based for our holiday on Lago Maggiore, has a population of around 5,100 - probably increasing multiple times during the main tourist season, which was thankfully not in its fullest swing yet last week.
It has the typical layout of a lakefront town with a spacious promenade following the shore line, small port for private boats and yachts, piazza with many narrow cobbled streets and alleyways leading off it, statues and churches.
I took way too many pictures and could have taken even more, practically one every step of the way! These are all from the day of our arrival, Monday afternoon:
Now off to explore the streets leading away from the shore:
Then we found an enchanted palace where I am sure Sleeping Beauty lay behind one of those shutters, maybe in the room with the tiny balcony:
Back to the lake front and along a few more streets before it was time to find a place for dinner and eventually go back to the hotel: