Travel Blogs from Como, Italy

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Lake Como, Como, Italy travel blog

Lake Como

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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Lake Como was only a two day ride from where I was before, so I figured I had to see it before departing Italy. After all, if it is good enough for George Clooney to have a vacation home... Well, it didn't blow me away (I’m getting harder and harder ...

Lake Como Weirdness, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

Lake Como Weirdness

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... ....yep, snow, again, in the middle of summer. What the!!! Within an hour things had changed dramatically. Our last obstacle before Italy was a tunnel, all 17km's of it. Driving in a 17 km tunnel is not my idea of fun. Boring, claustrophobic, carbon ...

Bellagio., Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Bellagio.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Bellagio. ...

A Slice of Italy, Cinque Terre, Naples area,  Amalfi, Paestum, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

A Slice of Italy

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... Mel is waiting with hungry Napolites for pizza at the aforementioned Pizzeria da Michele: AMALFI COAST DRIVE The Amalfi Coast is Italy's version of the U.S. Highway 1 - only even more narrow, more steep, and more miles of beauty. The road winds ...

The Hills Are Alive!! - Day 2, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

The Hills Are Alive!! - Day 2

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We planned to stop and swim and see the lake, but it was raining so hard when we got here, we looked at the map and kept on driving all the way back to France.  No pics, no stories. (S) Seriously...why is it always raining on ...

Mid-trip break in Bellagio, Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Mid-trip break in Bellagio

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... been the chosen holiday destination for the wealthy and illustrious for over 200 years, receiving visits from the Emperors of Austria and Italy in the early 1800s, and just across the lake at Mezzegra is where Mussolini and his mistress were shot dead in ...

Milan and driving on the wrong side of the road, Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Milan and driving on the wrong side of the road

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... which first passes through two tunnels in the mountains, then becomes narrow as it snakes along the southern banks of Lago di Como. It's certainly not a drive for the faint hearted, as several times we come close to cars passing in the opposite ...

Como, by the lake, Como, Italy travel blog

Como, by the lake

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... house taken separately was not that great in truth (somewhat square or rectangular with narrow windows). We can say that prices in Italy are so much better than in Switzerland... the same basket of cherries costs half...even if it came from the one ...

Exploring Bellagio between the rain storms, Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Exploring Bellagio between the rain storms

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... 5 generations. There seem to be more people around Bellagio today, likely to have come by ferry from other towns along Lake Como for a few hours. We stop for lunch in a remarkably modern restaurant for this town called Princess, which looks to have been ...

Crossing Lake Como to Menaggio, Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Crossing Lake Como to Menaggio

A travel blog entry by ngjordan

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... , making it a great day to cross the lake. We decided to visit Menaggio, which seems to be another fairly popular town on Lake Como. It sits on the western side of the lake about 7kms across the lake from Bellagio, and the crossing is via Varenna just to ...

The Italian job done, pt 2, Como, Italy travel blog

The Italian job done, pt 2

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... was easy on the eye. We thought we would stop at a lake to check out the free camping situation further north, lake Bolsena. Italy does lakes well, as with the north most of the bigger lakes are larger than some of the small countries in Europe, they are ...

day 19, Como, Italy travel blog

day 19

A travel blog entry by twowombats

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... up petrol on the way home, as we Peter was dropping off the car after he dropped me and the bags at Como San Giovanni station. It is sad to leave Italy but Switzerland and then, France await with a whole lot of new adventures. We hope you've enjoyed the ...

Entry to the Motherland..., Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Entry to the Motherland...

A travel blog entry by travelingmoores

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... to provide enough room for us to pass.  I was compelled to roll down the window and repeat "Grazie" a dozen or so times.  Nevertheless, the ferry ride across Lake Como to Bellagio made the introductory journey into Italy worthwhile... ...

Bella-lagio., Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Bella-lagio.

A travel blog entry by joeljenaturner

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When we escaped the mountain we began another treacherous pass over the alps into Italy where suddenly the landscape changed from pineal to leafy and the hills began to look more like Hawaii than alpine. We eventually came to lake Como where we traversed ...

Ho Bellagio!!!!, Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Ho Bellagio!!!!

A travel blog entry by shirbil

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Yesterday we arrived near aviv's sleeping hour we had no chance to look around but we still managed to eat in the wonderful restaurant of the hotel. The second word after chao was Bella bambina!! Aviv catches everyone's attention it was the first time ...

When a in Varenna, Varenna, Italy travel blog

When a in Varenna

A travel blog entry by lamondg

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... just happens to be two centuries older than its larger neighbour.  That sort of sums up Varenna.  Other places on Lake Como shout out "hey – George Clooney lives here" or “This spot was used in a James Bond movie” but Varenna ...

VILLA D'ESTE, Cernobbio, Italy travel blog

VILLA D'ESTE

A travel blog entry by linarogers

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... seems that many people stay there. We suspect that the rich and famous are more likely to come to these smaller places as Como is busy, but we haven’t been there yet. I particularly liked the cascading fountain and mosaics. Back to the waterfront ...

BELLAGIO & GEORGE! HOW EXCITING, Cernobbio, Italy travel blog

BELLAGIO & GEORGE! HOW EXCITING

A travel blog entry by linarogers

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... to do internet research for Milan. Whilst we have missed having internet in our apartment, it has been lovely to go down to Lake Como each day – the walk and view would be very much enjoyed in Adelaide each day. Have we got free wifi in Adelaide ...

The Lakes, Como, Italy travel blog

The Lakes

A travel blog entry by badgerstour

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... and told me to let it go. It is the principal, but I took her advice and feel better already. Nearly a week on Lake Como has passed now, I love the place, the scenery is stunning, the climate has been wonderful, the backdrop of the snow crested mountains ...

Milano and Varenna, Varenna, Italy travel blog

Milano and Varenna

A travel blog entry by mas54po

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... we were able to sneak on a direct flight to Milan and for all intents and purposes add another day to our time in Italy.  We spent a few hours milling about Stazione di Milano Centrale (Milano's central train station) which is a sight to be seen--as ...

From the Ocean to the Lake, Menaggio, Italy travel blog

From the Ocean to the Lake

A travel blog entry by tmcclurg

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... of timing, we missed the most direct train there and had to wait a while for the next. We ended up getting into Lake Como around 7:30. Thankfully I had called my parents while on the train ride for our weekly chat and they were able to find us a hostel ...

A few days to unwind in Bellagio, Bellagio, Italy travel blog

A few days to unwind in Bellagio

A travel blog entry by goodner

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... the sky and marveled at the snow-capped Alps across the lake.  We were just minutes from bustling Switzerland, but clearly in Italy. In an attempt to get the kids some exercise, we went to the nearby Belvedere hotel, which overlooked Lake Como, and ...

waterside break, Bellagio, como, cinque terres, portovenere, Italy travel blog

waterside break

A travel blog entry by emilita

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Lake Como and lakside villages, Como , Italy travel blog

Lake Como and lakside villages

A travel blog entry by neverold

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We stayed at Como for a couple of days.  This is part of the Italian Lakes district.  Being at the base of the Swiss Alps it was a little cooler.  But just a little. We purchased an all day ferry ticket on the second day and did the ...

Lovely Lake Como, Lake Como, Italy travel blog

Lovely Lake Como

A travel blog entry by richlum

... up the steep hill to the Volta Lighthouse. If it wasn't for the foggy view we would have had a great panoramic view of Lake Como and it's surrounds. After walking back down to Como we caught the bus out to Belaggio which is at the furthest point on the ...

Lake Como, Menaggio, Italy travel blog

Lake Como

A travel blog entry by alex_merwin

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... Now. If Lake Como could speak, it would mutter those words. This wishbone shaped lake is in the heart of Northern Italy - surrounded by countless charming villages on its shores. I went to Menaggio on the west bank due to a hostel recommendation from ...

lake como, Lake como, Italy travel blog

lake como

A travel blog entry by lisavinci

hi all here for a vey quick visit. the ran has decided to show up but never the less not going to let it dampen my time here. the hostel is not bad but there are a lot of steps  - poor dave once again. had a very good look around the tinny town ...

Bellagio, Bellagio, Italy travel blog

Bellagio

A travel blog entry by mcnamaras

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... was a beautiful part of the earth and how true their words were. Bellagio village is in the north of Italy located on one edge of Lake Como, a huge lake system below the Swiss Alps. The geography/geology is spectacular; with views across the lake to ...

Varenna & Colico (Mon 9th), Varenna, Italy travel blog

Varenna & Colico (Mon 9th)

A travel blog entry by shearers

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In an attempt to complete the main "doing" of Como, we wanted to travel up the East side of the lake (on the brown roads to avoid any difficult travelling like Bellagio) To start this, we visited Varenna which Charlotte (good suggestion) had recommended. ...

C10 Bus trip into Como, Varenna, Italy travel blog

C10 Bus trip into Como

A travel blog entry by dbats

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... Menaggio and meandered around the shores of the lake passing through many towns.  The prettiest were Cadenabbia and Tremezzo. Como is a large sprawling city.  Making us feel really happy about our choice of where to stay on the lake. ...

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