LAKE COMO

Lake Como is a long V shaped lake set among steep, mist covered mountains in Northern Italy.

It is fringed with small villages accessed by a winding maze of roads or a busy network of ferries.

The town of Como is the main Ferry hub and has a Funicular railway to the village above.  The views from the mountains are spectacular and from the water the lake takes on a mysterious, fairytale quality with imposing villas and castles and small picturesque villages set at the bottom of steep, dramatic mountains.

 

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Italians love anything that goes fast. Lake Como host boat races that see speeds of 130kph. These guys came a proud third.

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Menaggio

Painting at Menaggio

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Como Funicular

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All the colored mechanical bits that pull the carriage up the hill.

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View of Como from the ascending funicular.

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15 thoughts on “LAKE COMO

  1. Thank you once again John for a remarkable post. Truly magnificent paintings and photos!

    Kind regards

    Richard

    RICHARD LANE

    32 Peter Street

    Kelso Qld 4815

    AUSTRALIA

    Mob 0439740580

  2. Some wonderful photo and paintings of a beautiful corner of the world. I was lucky enough to visit Lake Garda in May this year and Lake Como is now on the list. I love the pinks you’ve used on the roof tops… touch of genius there!!

  3. John,
    Thanks once again for providing images of such a magic-like place. It’s gorgeous and special for sure! No wonder George Clooney has a villa there! On a side note, I relished your thoughts on using “non-traditional” mediums etc. on your website. I think you’ve succeeded in nudging me over to get a little less traditional!

    Best,
    Bill Dunn
    San Diego

  4. Dear maestro. Thank you for your beautiful photos of Lake Como. Photos full of artistic intention for future watercolors.

    Sergio from Madrid

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