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 ..
Funicular connects Como with Brunate, a small village on the mountain ..
Leaving Como ..
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!!!!
They have their own funicular !!!!
Beautifully terraced gardens ..
Smart boat house!! ..
Our cruise took us as far as Torno, where we crossed to the other side of the lake ..
Fellow traveller, Charlie, and his video camera..
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 ..
Looking back …
…. before returning to the harbour in Como ..
On the road back to Baveno .. snow on the Alps …