Lake Como – Lombardy, NW Italy

Lake Como, the third largest lake in Italy, with an area of 146sq km, is one of the deepest in Europe … 200m below sea level.  Many famous people own, or have owned, homes along its shoreline including George Clooney, Madonna, Richard Branson, to name just a few ..

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Funicular connects Como with Brunate, a small village on the mountain ..

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Leaving Como ..

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Antonella pointed out the various villas belonging to the ‘rich and famous’ but we saw so many .. one after the other .. I cannot recall which belongs to whom!!!!

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They have their own funicular !!!!

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Beautifully terraced gardens ..

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Smart boat house!! ..

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Our cruise took us as far as Torno, where we crossed to the other side of the lake ..

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Fellow traveller, Charlie, and his video camera..

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Villa Erba was the vacation home of the late Italian director Luchino Visconti’s family.  It’s now an exhibition and conference centre.  It was used in the ‘Ocean Twelve’ movie ..

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Looking back …

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….  before returning to the harbour in Como ..

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Copy of IMG_7039 We were all treated to a welcoming gelato in Como before boarding our coach ..

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On the road back to Baveno .. snow on the Alps …

IMG_7050 IMG_7053We return to our hotel in Baveno .. a freshen-up .. back on a boat to Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore for dinner at  Ristorante la Piratea     … next post 😉

Trafalgar Tours : Best of Italy : June 2013

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2 Responses to Lake Como – Lombardy, NW Italy

  1. Mrs FF says:

    Oh my word! Now I can see why the rich and famous love this place! It’s no hype at all! It’s beautiful!!! STUNNING!!!

    Pardon all the exclamation marks, I’m in AWE

  2. Oh My Word!!! Just imagine living on the water’s edge like that surrounded by forest. *sigh*

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