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Lago di Como by Jelena - Lago di Como

Lago di Como by Jelena

Clear Water

Favorite thing: The water at the lake is amazingly clean amd clear! Who would believe that it's just a step away from hyper polluted Milan, nobody would expect the lake to be a Lombard lake! Especially since there are towns with good industry on the lake, and it's quite opulated! But it's a glacial lake, and surrounded by high mountains, and it gives a sensation of being sort of isolated from Lombardia... But I still can't stop admiring how clean the water is! EVERYWHERE! Even in the big towns like Como or Lecco...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Lago di Como by Jelena - Lago di Como

Lago di Como by Jelena

Ducks

Favorite thing: The inevitable ducks, of course! They are EVERYWHERE around the lake! They are kids' favourite toys ;-) and they are so tame that they will run after you asking for food! They got used on people, and on being fed!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Lago di Como by Jelena

Castles

Favorite thing: Or almost. Some of the villas are so pompous and rich that they really resemble castles! They are surrounded by stylish fence and enormous property with lush decorated park, and very castle alike architecture. This villa reminds me a lot of the Romanian architecture!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Lago di Como by Jelena

Churches

Favorite thing: You will often run onto churches on the lake. Most of them would be easily accessible by the road, so you wouldn't have to stray from the path in case you want to see them. And they are truly beautiful! However, there are very lovely hidden ones, in the hills or towns a bit inside, not straight on the lake...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Sala Comacina by Jelena - Lago di Como

Sala Comacina by Jelena

Water

Favorite thing: Beside the chit-chat bench there is another arhaic feature - a water tap. Before, people used to bring water from this place. Nowadays it's used for refreshment. Pay attention to the tree behind, the famous chit chat labeled tree. It is growing over the plate hanging from it!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Sala Comacina by Jelena - Lago di Como

Sala Comacina by Jelena

Passages

Favorite thing: In the towns around the lake you'll find the squares connected to the other squares or little streets with arched passages, and the break through of lights in there can be so charming! EVerything is so beautifully arranged, with taste (what else to expect in Italy?!)
Taking a walk is a real pleasure, wherever your eye turns, you'll find something beautiful...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Lago di Como by Jelena

VIP's villas

Favorite thing: Many VIP people are having extremely expensive villas by the lake side. Just some of the names: George Clooney, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Schumacher... All are worth dozens of millions of euros... Spicy!!! But there are beautiful villas for ordinary mortals as well, for some more reasonable price!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Sala Comacina by Jelena - Lago di Como

Sala Comacina by Jelena

The Chit-Chat Bench

Favorite thing: This is really hilarious! In Sala Comacina, by the lakeside, there is this tree with a bench over it, and the inscription on the tree says "the chit-chat bench"! :-) People of the place used to gather around and talk... Lovely!!!

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Ossuccio by Jelena - Lago di Como

Ossuccio by Jelena

S.Maria Maddalena church

Favorite thing: This is the famous Santa Maria Maddalena church in Ossuccio, the one whose bell tower is so beautiful and destinguishable, and usually it is represented on the pictures when Ossuccio is photographed. The church is small, but surrounded by the mini old-town and in the alley is the music practice hall?!?! I was very surprised that the rock band was practicing once when I was there...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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Ossuccio by Jelena - Lago di Como

Ossuccio by Jelena

Labyrinth

Favorite thing: In most of the old towns at the lake you'll find these narrow passages and arches, very tiny little streets with many corners, passages... It gives the sensation of being sent back in time...

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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