Don't you think it's lovely? :-) It doesn't look like a local transportation stop at all! This lovely boat station is on the "famous" square I mentioned so many times, with the moneument, restaurant, etc...
There is a waiting house in case of a wind and cold. :-)
When you're leaving Cernobbio there is a castle on the hill under which the road is passing. I know nothing about it, but I would like to find out! SO, once I do, I'll update this page... It's very nice and interesting position, quite different from the usual fortifications...
From the "sunbathing" square to the "monument" square there is a lovely promenade with benches, arches of trees and of course a wonderful view! If you have the time, sit at one of the benches and enjoy the scenery!
Stepping inside the old town of Cernobbio, right beside the lake square, you'll mett lots of lovely colourful houses, some even look German/Austrian to me, although with brighter colours! This one I liked in particular...
Berry's Bar Square
I don't know the name of this square either, but there is this big pink building named Berry's Bar, probably there is a bar as well, but I haven't explored... However, it is commonly used among the locals for sunbathing - they tend to gather on the benches in front and enjoy the sunshane and chit chat.
There is also a nice fountain, lovely church in the back as soon as you disappear behind the square, hotel Miralago and of course, the inevitable parking - Italian nightmare!
I couldn't stop admiring this very beautiful house! It is right behind the restaurant on the "square", and the river is passing in front of it, and a few meters down it joins the lake. To enter the villa there is a big gate and then you have to cross a cute little bridge.
I don't know if this is a private house or what (it seems to be private...) but it's not important, at least go to see it by looking in front!
Don't miss this wonderful restaurant at the same square, just a few meters from the monument! Even if you have no eating plans, at least stop by for a drink! It's in full glass and gives the sensation of being in the open space.
Another peculiar feature is the waitor! The waitor is Asian and he was EXTREMELY kind and helpful, always smiling and a perfect gentleman.
I have no idea what's the real name of this square, if it's a square at all since it's not surrpunded by buildings, but anyway... It's the place on the lakeside where the station is, and this monument that irresistibly reminds me of the communist era, with all the statues errected to partisans. :-)
Villa d'Este is one of the oldest historical villas of the lake. It was made in 16th century by cardinal Tolomeo Gallio.
Nowadays it's a very luxurious hotel (it was transformed into a hotel already at the end of 19th century!)
It's situated at the banks of the lake, with a pier in front and easily visible from any part of Cernobbio.
If you want to know more about the villa, you'll find very detailed info here:
Built at the end of 19th century by Erba family. It was constructed to receive important people of the time, such as cultural and political VIP's, businessmen... :)
The famous director Visconti is an offspring from the family and he lived in this villa.
Nowadays it's a hotel and conference place.
The main warth
The main warth in Cernobbio is a realy nice architectural work.
The story tells that here there was the last meeting between Enrico Fermi and Majorana, just before Majorana's disappearance.
They were on Como lake with Marie Curie, Einstein, Rutherford and many others for an important physics meeting.
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