The mood : Lake Como in August, Italy

Some places are just as beautiful as they say. Lake Como is one of those. First, there’s the lake itself -I had no idea it was gonna be this big- with its shimmering waters and its sinuous outline that’s constantly changing the landscape perspective. Then, there’s the impressive mountains surrounding it -again I really imagined them way smaller- sometimes green and mossy, sometimes sharp and rocky. In the end that’s some pretty dramatic setting, more even when a summer storm comes. But let’s not forget that on top of that there’s a collection of  charming villages, packed with elegant villas, with all the refinement you can expect from Italian architecture.

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The Lake Como is in the North of Italy, very close to Switzerland, if you don’t have a car you can get there by train at the Como station or take a taxi from the Milano airport (a 30 minutes ride). Once you’re there it’s pretty easy to move around by bus or by boat.
This is a touristic and rather upscale destination, which means you have to expect to see quite a few tourists and the prices are significantly higher than in the rest of Italy.
We’ve been there in summer but I have a feeling that it’s the kind of place that looks good all-year round.
The pictures above were taken around the villages of Tremezzo, Varenna, Bellagio and Lenno, I can’t speak for the other parts of the lake!

4 Comments

  • Reply September 29, 2013

    Rajveer Johal

    WOW! I love your shots of Lake Como – I absolutely loved my time there. Your photos are absolutely stunning!! xxx
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    • Reply September 29, 2013

      The Voyageur

      @Ravjeer Thanks!

  • Reply September 29, 2013

    Vikinicky

    Stunning place! Brings back memories 🙂 Ps. The layout of your site is amazing!

    • Reply September 30, 2013

      The Voyageur

      @vikinicky Thanks, I’m happy if I can take you back there even for a few moments!

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