Como Lake – Italy (part 1)

its been long time since last time .. sorry to be late but i’m kinda busy and trying to catch up with my blog every now and then …

Como Lake .. very calm and beautiful place in northen Italy ..

Lake Como (Lago di Como in Italian, also known as Lario; Lach de Comm in Insubric; Latin: Larius Lacus) is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It has an area of 146 km², making it the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 m (1320 ft) deep, it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe, and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (656 ft) below sea-level.

Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces, Many celebrities have or had homes on the shores of Lake Como, such as Matthew Bellamy, Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace,  Lake Como is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy.

we book our tour from a tour office in Milano, near to the Castello .. 70 Eurp per person

 it took around half an hour to reach Como by bus ..

Our tour guid was called Alessandro (very common Italian boys name) .. he was so helpful and has alot of information and stories to tell about his home town Como.. first they took us to 2 churches.. then up to ride the funicolare.. then boat tour .. and last free time, but my husband and I plus 4 other people had another unplanned tour through the town streets. and Thanks so much Alessandro for the great information you provided.

More to come … stay tuned ..

 

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