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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Como

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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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