We took a boat to Varenna, which looked like a fairytale village from the boat, and it didn't disappoint us when we walked there. It's a mere village and less touristy than Bellagio and thus have more... more
Few have visited Lago di Como and not taken this most famous Passeggiata - Lino Gelpi. It leads you along the lake from Piazza Cavour at the historic center lakeside to Villa Olmo. Whatever the... more
The weather changes so quickly and the forecasts are little help. So, if you awaken and find yourself in the midst of a clear day - don't miss the boat. Every time I go out on the lake I see a new... more
Isola Comacina is a beautiful island in lake Como, just across and very near to Sala Comacina, a charming little town on the shore. At Isola Comacina there are many villas, one of them was used in the... more
Well, since there was yet another strike in Italy and the ferry was not operating, I walked over to the funicolare, which was about the only form of transportation operating today (Friday, Nov 30th).... more
Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milk-white (hence the name) down the rockface and crashes into the lake. From the end of March to... more
The little viewing areas that jut out slightly into the lake from Passeggiata Lino Gelpi were strategically placed to give you an extraordinary view from each vista. After a few visits, I noticed that... more
Get inside the old towns and explore its narrow streets. Often you'll find a playful game of lights, the clothes drying from the window or cats strolling around and sneaking behind the corner. It's... more
The Piazza del Duomo seems to be the emotional heart of the city. Named obviously for the Cathedral it is a great place to window shop. It's also fun to people watch from one of the many cafes on its... more
I found the interior of the Duomo to be definitely more interesting than the exterior. The dome is especially stunning. Beautifully illuminated by the clearstory windows and highlighted in gold leaf,... more
Villa Olmo is the most famous villa in Como (the town), and the most important one. It's situated a bit outside of city center, along the beautiful lake promenade full of nice villas. It's in the... more
Serene, tranquil and a heavenly dream for the nature lover with the magic of lake breezes that sail you away to every corner - blossoms and blooms everywhere in spring - alpine snow-capped peaks in......
This little lake has got to be one of the most picturesque places on earth! The lake itself is exquisitely lovely and looking north you can see the foothills of the Alps and almost into Switzerland....