When it’s a long weekend, the best thing you can do, is to get away from the city and relax a bit. That’s what we did. Finally we’ve made it to the lake Como where we spent a beautiful day. I can’t believe it took us eight months, living only one hour away but I guess better late than never, right? So let me tell you what we did there and give you a few tips if you are planning a visit.
The first stop for us was Como City, which is definitely the biggest and most lively out of the towns around. I would say it’s a good place for all of the people who like a mix of city and ‘vacation’ life. There is a lot to do here, you can visit the Cathedral, historical squares including Piazza San Fedele, enjoy strolls around the lakeside and shopping in the many boutiques and markets across the town. You can also take the funicular railway up the mountains, and enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and Apls from the top (argh, I wish we have done also that!)
One of the things which is an absolute MUST around Como is to take a ferry. You can buy a whole day ticket – ‘hop on and off’ from Como and travel to all the other towns from there. Stops you can’t miss:
Lenno known for it’s olive oils and beautiful gardens of Villa Del Balbianello (where part of Star Wars was filmed) Ok we missed this one but, I hope to be back in Como soon!
Bellagio (the heart of Como) with the prettiest, little pastel streets and charming ‘italian’ atmosphere at its best.
Varenna – It’s the smallest and most peaceful of the towns, however just as pretty and also very characteristic, with plenty of lakeside pizzerias and bars to enjoy.
And then we went back to pretty Bellagio town and enjoyed the stunning sunset from the ferry. I’m just so in love with the pastel shades all around, architectural mishmash and plenty of romantic lakeside spots to enjoy a meal or aperitivo. I could totally imagine living there (at least for a few months a year, just like George Clooney!)
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Have a great day!
Photos: Agata Dimmich / Passion shake