Thurs 10th. A brilliant morning at the Matterhorn with the sun shining on the peaks of the big mountain. A drive thru the Italian countryside to one of the best kept secrets, Lake Orta, called the Cinderella Island. This place is an ancient village with an island of old buildings 400 metres off shore. Pretty special place. Then onto Stresa, whre the famous Isola Bella gardens are located and where we will visit tomorrow. Our accommodation is 12km from Stresa and is a nice B&B located on the lake edge. Just finished the day with a tasty pasta meal in Arona.