I am going to show this beautiful place to you with some images from a trip I took in the summer of 2013
We spent a week here as part of a rail trip across Europe , that was booked with Great Rail Journeys, all of these photos were taken on my Leica X2, which has now been replaced with something i can't focus as well!
This was a special trip.
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written by Martha Bakerjian
Lake Como, Lago di Como
in Italian, is Italy's most popular lake and also its deepest. Lake Como is shaped like an inverted Y giving it a long perimeter. The lake is surrounded by mountains and hills and dotted with beautiful villas and resort villages. There are good hiking paths, boat trips and water activities. Popular since Roman times, Lake Como is a top romantic travel destination and a great spot for photography.
Lake Como is in the region of Lombardy and is part of the northern Italian Lakes District. It lies between Milan and the border of Switzerland with its southern tip about 40km north of Milan. See location on this Lombardy Map
Lake Como is a popular weekend destination for people from Milan so the weekdays may be less crowded. July and August are the most crowded months. Spring and Fall are the best times to visit as it is less crowded and the weather is usually pleasant.
anyhow, back to the trip - Lake Como is on the Milan to Switzerland line, and that's how we arrived, the train stops in the town of Como itself and you can easily drag your cases down onto the lake-front, where there is a tourist office and plenty of hotels; we stayed at the metropole
What a great few days; Lake Como is beautiful, you need to get on a boat and visit the many towns and villages by hopping on and off, taking a picnic and your camera....
I hope you enjoy my snaps!