Monthly Archives: August 2011

Greenway del lago di Como. part 2

We caught the “little train” out to Lenno to begin the second half of the Greenway del lago di Como walk. We walked along the lakeside for a few hundred yards to cross the bridge over the Pola torrent. Passing … Continue reading

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Colico.

Today we decided to make use of the local bus and ferry services to explore the northern end of Lake Como. We caught the C10 bus to its final stop, Colico, the northernmost town on the eastern shore of the … Continue reading

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San Martino

After two days cruising around the lake I was ready for a walk. For the past week my eyes had been drawn to the mountains  and to the little church of San Martino perched on the slopes of Sasso San … Continue reading

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The Villas of Lake Como

We decided to have a rest day and travel on a motor launch around the lake to see some of the prestigious Villas, owned by the rich and famous. Villa Carlotta. Tremezzo. Built in 1690 by the Marquis Clerici. Both … Continue reading

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Lago di Como

The timetable for the ferries operating on lake Como is almost incomprehensible, but eventually I worked out that for 12 euro, we could get a One Day Pass to travel on route 3 linking Menaggio, Varenna, Bellagio and Tremezzo. This … Continue reading

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Lake Maggiore

Sunday 1st August. Today we went on a coach trip to visit lake Maggiore, the second largest of the Italian lakes. We travelled along the western shore of Lake Como to Menaggio where we turned left into the Val Menaggio … Continue reading

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Greenway del lago di Como

The Greenway del lago di Como is a leisurely and pleasant walk from Colonno to Cadenabbia di Griante to discover villas and gardens, Roman findings, wonderful examples of architecture, ancient villages and charming natural views.         We … Continue reading

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The Bernina Express

We drove along the western shore of Lake Como passing  through Dongo and Domaso to reach the head of the lake. The area is dotted with campsites and water sports centres making the most of the Breva, the mild but … Continue reading

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Bellagio

                                          S Giacomo                                                          The ferry landing stage Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como lies at the tip of the triangle formed by the two southern branches, the Tringolo Lariano. The scenic waterfront features an oleander lined promenade … Continue reading

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Villa Carlotta

Situated just north of Tremezzo the Villa Carlotta is a majestic villa with glorious gardens. It was built in the late 17th century by Marquis Giorgio Clerici, the heir to a fortune built on the silk trade.In the 19th century … Continue reading

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