"Lake, mountains, wonderful food" Top 5 Page for this destination Lago di Como by rexvaughan
Lago di Como Travel Guide: 208 reviews and 593 photos
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. The town of Varenna where we stayed is amazing. It has a population of about 800 so the pace is very relaxed. There are no big museums or cathedrals or castles, but there is a lovely harbor, a romantic passerella and some of the best food in Italy.
I suppose you could drive around the lake, but why? It is only a few miles across (about 5) and there is excellent ferry service to most anywhere you would want to go. You could easily confine yourself to Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio and have the time of your life by foot and boat. We certainly did.
Be sure to take plenty of film or a large capacity card for your digital as there are "Kodak moments" everywhere you turn. This is the little village of Varenna where we stayed. It is almost worth the ferry ride just to get this kind of view of the towns, not to mention the mountains and gardens.
Bellagio is a more sizeable town than Varenna, but I was surprised to find a magnificent 11th-12th century basilica... more travel advice
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