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.
Italians love anything that goes fast. Lake Como host boat races that see speeds of 130kph. These guys came a proud third.
Painting at Menaggio
All the colored mechanical bits that pull the carriage up the hill.
View of Como from the ascending funicular.