Lago di Como Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Lago di Como

  • 1. Villa Olmo Parco

    There are many little passageways in the park behind the Villa. I spent an afternoon just wandering the little seldom-tred paths. Here is one of the parks lovely little secrets. 1) A little stream...

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  • 2. Vistas

    Pigra is a tiny village high up in the mountains of Como which you can reach by cable car from the village of Argegno, or drive up. The cable car leaves every half hour and is a wonderful scenic...

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  • 3. Lakeside Towns

    to make you appreciate the life of the local inhabitants of Lake Como. This lady who live in URIO was on the ferry with me - she had been shopping in central Como - at the o1 outdoor market by the...

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  • 4. Fiumelatte

    Fiumelatte - down the road from Varenna. So named after the fact that the gushing water is frothy and white... it is the shortest river in Italy (250 meters) and in fact only runs from May - October...

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  • 5. Visiting the small villages nearby.

    To the North of Lake Como there are a number of small villages made of stone. Well actually, nearly all the villages are made of stone. One "deli" was...

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  • 6. Autumm colours in Como

    If you visit Lago di Como at autumm, as we did, you will discover some of the most beautiful colours that nature could show us. Consider it when you choose the...

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  • 7. Balcone d'Italia

    Easily reachable from Como is another interesting point above lake Lugano, it is so called Balcone d'Italia (the balcony of Italy), near Lanzo d'Intelvi. It's a...

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  • 8. Lugano

    Lugano is veeeeeeery near Como, I'm not sure exactly (you can check that out), but definitely between 15 and 25km away, not more! However, you'll have to cross...

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  • 9. Basilica of St. James Bellagio

    Bellagio is a more sizeable town than Varenna, but I was surprised to find a magnificent 11th-12th century basilica there. It is described as Romanesque Lombard...

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  • 10. Chiavenna

    Chiavenna is a lovely town in the mountains above the lake Como, in Valchiavenna (Chiavenna valley), very near Swiss border. It's a very characteristical town...

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  • 11. Lenno - Secluded and Quiet

    You have to pay attention to get to Lenno. Like so many of the interesting little towns around Lake Como, Lenno is reached by way of an obscure side road off...

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  • 12. Isola Comacina: Cappuccino and Local Color

    Our visit to Isola Comacina was perhaps the most relaxing portion of our trip. Probably because there is so little to do on the island and once you're there...

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  • 13. Isola Comacina - The Church of San Giovanni

    When you explore Isola Comacina you have to wonder why the ancient Byzantines of the area thought it was such a great idea to build seven churches on this tiny...

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  • 14. Rezzonico - Our Ideal Lago di Como Home

    During our seven day visit to Lake Como we explored more than a dozen towns and climbed a hundred cobble stone walkways. But without question this secluded lane...

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  • 15. Isola Comacina: Ruins, Ruins and More Ruins

    Isola Comacina has been inhabited since Roman times though there's not much easy evidence of this. There are, however, plenty of ruins. It seems the Byzantines...

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  • 16. Argegno - Use Every Inch!

    As we continued to climb the backstreets of Argegno we came across this creative and beautifully maintained terraced garden. Clearly a kitchen garden, we saw...

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  • 17. Argegno - Ancient Crossing

    How old is Argegno? I don't really know (google probably has the answer). What we did discover was that this bridge over the Telo Stream was built by the...

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  • 18. Argegno - Lost Splendor

    The Telo stream has apparently cut a rather deep ravine in its path. It appears that over the years some of the land has seen attempts at reclamation. This...

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  • 19. Como - The Basilica of St. Fedele

    The Basilica of St. Fedele was unfortunately closed when we arrived but the structure is worth a look. It is called the "Lombard-style" although I not sure what...

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  • 20. boats and cliffs

    When you climb up, everything seems to be so small and tiny, and the boats on the lake seem like little bugs buzzing around! You can't even hear the noise!...

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  • 21. The church interior

    The church inside is very modest and humble, but very beautiful. It's a shame that I don't know the name of the church, and not much about the history, sorry!...

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  • 22. Little churches

    On the paths in the mountains above the lake you will find small churches sometimes. This one is hidden in the mountains and only locals know about it. People...

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  • 23. Pizzetto

    Pizzetto, in Italian means the decorations that you find in the clothes, handmade by some grandmother. :) But in "mountain" language it means small/little peaks...

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  • 24. chains

    When you climb the mountains above the lake, you are obliged to use the chains, otherwise it's impossible to climb! Be very careful, but don't panic! :) The...

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  • 25. Sentiero dei pizzetti

    There is this beautiful path called "Sentiero dei pizzetti" and it is very scenic, but very steep as well, most of the time you have to use the chains and climb...

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