Lake Como northern Italy
Dramatic scenery Lake Como northern Italy has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, it’s a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni, and Villa Carlotta.
Fabulous Lake Como home
Lake Como weather is generally mild. It is known for its Mediterranean-like climate where sub-tropical plants can grow year-round, Average daily temperatures range from about 2 °C (36 °F) in January to 30 °C (86 °F) in July.
Bellagio on Lake Como northern Italy
Bellagio is a wonderful upmarket village on Lake Como, certainly a place that attracts the wealthy. Bellagio & Lake Como are both beautiful and famous, however I do prefer the larger Lake Garda which is a couple of hours east. I found it more “user friendly” in so much as there were many more places you could actually access the lake itself. The wealthy and the snobbish will always pick Como because that’s what they read about in the fashion magazines and gossip columns, but the experienced traveller I believe would choose Lake Garda as the more interesting location.
My little road rocket
This little car really covered a lot of miles in the coming weeks, all the way to Saint Tropez, Cinque Terre, Menton, Breil Sur Roya, Verona, Pejo, St Moritz and Salzburg.
My fantastic road trip.
Dramatic scenery Lake Como northern Italy
Taking the shortcut across Lake Como northern Italy.
West side Lake Como
It is a rather short trip on the ferry.
For whom the bell tolls
Pardon me quoting the title of Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel, however I’m sure he would have sometime in his life sipped his double daiquiris on the shore of Lake Como. 🙂
What a fabulous old photo.
San Giacomo Church, Ossuccio
This Romanesque church is situated along the shore at Spurano, Ossuccio. It was built between the 10th and 12th centuries. The sail bell tower on the outside wasn’t built until after the 14th century. The double arched apse is typical of the local architecture and inside the church you can see visible traces of original frescoes.
Dining outside on the terrace overlooking the lake with the lights of Bellagio twinkling is a magical experience.
Way above my pay grade I’m afraid. 🙂
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Como is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como. Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a popular tourist destination and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces.
One of my favourite meals is veal scallopini and this dish I had in Como at the restaurant shown below was perhaps the best I have ever experienced.
Main square opposite Cathedral
The food here was fantastic.
Restaurant on the square
A beautiful summer day in Como.
Como by the lake
As you can see the weather was absolutely perfect at the end of June.
Garage for the boat
I would be very happy living here, 🙂
I’m enjoying a coffee in Bellagio.
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