I went to Italy because my girlfriend was in Perugia for a month, and my cousin lived near Milan. I had a week to spare and decided to do a small tour of the mainland.
The tour started in Lombardia. I stayed with my cousin in Varese, and we visited Como. I'd flown over the lake on my way into Milan, and it had looked pretty amazing from the air. We got the funicular railway up to Brunate, and walked along a trail high over the lake.