Lago di Como (Lake Como)

Twenty-two days and counting. All of a sudden it seems that I don’t have too much more time for planning, as I’ll be “leaving on a jet plane”  for bellissima Italia in three weeks!

I decided that I would like to see a little of the Lakes region, and having heard others talk about the beauty and tranquility of Lake Como, I am going there for a few days.

After reading many reviews and doing some research, I am taking the advice of Rick Steves on this one, and I have booked several nights in a hotel in the small lakeside village of Varenna.  Supposedly the views are fantastic and it seems like a nice place to get away from it all and relax, do some writing and enjoy the scenery.

Varenna is a town of 800 people and there are trains from Milan every one or two hours to this town. It is a walking village as everything supposedly is within a mile radius. It is also located alongside the lake, near the middle section of it, making it easy to hop on a ferry boat and travel to the other small lakeside towns, like Bellagio, Menaggio and of course, Como.

I am looking forward to an evening stroll along the passarella, a promenade which runs along the lake. I understand the ambience and views are incredible. Stay tuned for my photos.

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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1 Response to Lago di Como (Lake Como)

  1. Bonnie D says:

    Ah yes, the food, the ambience, new ties with the long ago past, people with a different point of view perhaps. . . I begin to envy this young travelor.

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