Lake Como, Italy

By 8/17/2015 , ,

Lake Como is the most spectacular of the lakes I've seen so far. Where the southern and western shores converge is the lake’s main town, Como. That's where our journey began.

It took us 30 minutes to get here from Milan by RER from Grand Central Station. You will find yourself at the Como train station. We were not that lucky with the weather, but there was hope for the sun to come out.

Como is a small town with a charming historic centre. You should walk by Piazzas Cavour and see the marble-clad Duomo . The cathedral was built between the 14th and 18th centuries, and is crowned by a high octagonal dome.

At the ferry station we bought a day pass for the ferry. It will allow you to travel to all the towns in the Lake shore for the day. It cost about 25 euros.

You can get off the ferry at every stop, that's how we planned. But bad weather and the rain made adjustments to our plans. So we visited the main cities in the center of the Lake.

It’s the season to enjoy la dolce vita. Bellagio is famous for its picturesque view on Lake Como. Many celebrities are known to pass through this small Italian town. This notoriety has become somewhat of a point of pride and some stores display pictures of famous people who have passed through. The name of the town and some of its looks are used by the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

The town is small, but there are lots of things to do. And make sure you visit Villa Melzi Garden(Late Mar – Oct 9:30am–6:30pm) and Villa Serbelloni Garden (Mid-Mar–Oct Tu–Su 11am & 3:30pm (2:30pm during solar time)).'

Varenna, a village bursting with florid plantlife, exotic flowery perfumes and birdsong, is a short ferry ride from Bellagio.

Menaggio is another very short ride.

Take a walk along Menaggio's lakeside promenade. Just seat, relax and enjoy the view.

I loved every second spent here, but I will definitely come back again, to see these gorgeous place in a good weather.

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