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.

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!


  • 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

    • Reply September 29, 2013

      The Voyageur

      @Ravjeer Thanks!

  • Reply September 29, 2013


    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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