[ Aug.2013 ] The day we went and enjoyed on Lake Maggiore was 15th August.

It is a holiday in Italy called Ferragosto, which commemorates ascension of Virgin Mary.

We leaned that they had fireworks in Laveno, so decided to wait to see them.

After the fireworks, a music festival was planned, so the town was full of people.

Then we realised that we had made a mistake.

Because we had  not booked any restaurants before getting on a boat in the morning, we had to spend time in a humble German pub.

By the way, most of the restaurants there were offering “Ferragosto special menu”, which were more expensive than usual.

Clever, aren’t they.

Anyway, it was worth waiting.

The fireworks were wonderful.

We must see some fireworks to feel the summer, mustn’t we.