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 would make an ideal day out.

Varenna. Varenna stands on a rocky promontory on the eastern shore of Lake Como and from here you can see all three branches of the lake. Narrow, crumbling steps lead steeply to the square and the church of San Giorgio with its 13th century campanile. On the lakeside is the passarella, a scenic walkway hugging the rocks.

It was now 11 o’clock and time for a coffee, but the ferry was due. We had done our sightseeing so decided to catch the ferry to Menaggio.

Menaggio. Coffee was now our priority and we stopped off at one of the many bars and cafes that line the waterfront. We walked along the promenade lined with flowers to reach a statue dedicated to the silk workers. Como is famous for its silk and 75% of Europe’s silk comes from the area. Leaving the waterfront we walked through the narrow streets before having lunch at a bar in the square.


We now headed back to Tremezzo. As we approached on the ferry we could see the grand hotels from the Belle Epoque that line the waterfront and that used to attract famous guests. From the ferry terminal we strolled along the colourful promenade back to our hotel in Cadenabbia.


A great day out, time for a beer.


About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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6 Responses to Lago di Como

  1. tracey says:

    Lovely day out

  2. Krystl carruthers says:

    It was a lovely day out fantastic scenery.

  3. crosbyman66 says:

    Glad you are enjoying yourselves.
    If you get the chance climb up to the church at San Martino.
    It’s well worth the effort.

  4. Krystl carruthers says:

    It is our last day tomorrow so coming back from Como on the local bus we decided to do the walk up to,the church at San Martino, if the weather is ok, as from today they give rain for the next few days and snow in St Moritz for Thursday!

  5. Krystl carruthers says:

    We walked up to the church at San Martino and it certainly was worth the visit and the weather was perfect blue skies and sunshine.Fantastic view of the lake.Glad I read your review and your photographs.

  6. Krystl carruthers says:

    Thanks so much for the usb hub
    The photos and presentation was fantastic
    It brought back memories
    We did the greenway the other way and the trip to San Antonio from near your hotel which the new guide book showed us
    It was good to see a different perspective
    And love to Jean

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