A day out on Lago di Como, Italy

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Lago di Como

A daytrip to Lake Como. One of the most beautiful lakes in Italy. Surrounded by mountains and small villages, our first impression was a sense of peace and tranquility. We drove up from Milan early in the morning in a rental car. It was a few hours drive with the 5 of us across the beautiful Italian landscape and some toll roads.

Arriving at the city of Como; the city where we could get on a round trip ferry boat. It was relatively easy to find a parking space nearby the harbor. Along the water there are many lake-view restaurants where you can get a good bite to eat. We ate some pizza and pasta on one of the terraces and took a stroll on the small typical Italian market where you could buy typical Italian things like olive-oil and focaccia bread.

Picture: Lago di Como Picture: Lago di Como market

You can even have a great day just spending your time in this typical Italian village of Como!

Boarding the ferry

The cue for the ferry was not that long. The counters open typically 20 minutes before the next ferry departs. A ticket for a day costs about EUR 8,90. We hopped on the circle boat and found a great spot at the front on the deck. We could look around, the weather was nice, and on water, you have a cool breeze going on. Actually, the ferry is sort of a hop on, hop off boat as you can get off and board again at the ferry stops.

Picture: Lago di Como Picture: Lago di Como

On the lake you can just envision living in one of the houses looking out over Lake Como. Amazing.

Stopover Cernobbio village

Our first stop was in one of the villages called Cernobbio. We walked around, enjoyed the surroundings, got some ice cream and tried to eat it before it melted. Good times.

Stopover Torno village 

Our second, and unfortunately last stop already was at a tiny village, that almost seemed unreal. See pictures:

Picture: Lago di Como – Torno village Picture: Lago di Como – Torno village

Walking around the place, it almost seamed abandoned but meanwhile ridiculously well maintained! Not much to do there except for having a coffee or tea on the tiny terrace of one of the restaurants. There is also a bigger restaurant in Torno that has a big waterfront terrace. Unfortunately for us, there was a closed wedding going on when we arrived.

All in all

Lago di Como, a great day trip from Milan. If you are looking for a great day out, Lake Como is definitely recommended. More importantly, we would have loved spending more time here. A week would probably get you totally relaxed!

For information on ferry timetables and prices, click here.

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