Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Travel: Lake Como, Italy

Last July, while driving home from a week long vacation in Cesenatico, Italy, we stopped off in Lake Como. It was just about the halfway point to our home in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. It was a last minute decision to stop off but I'm sure glad we did. Not only was it time to get out of the car and stretch, but the beauty of the lake and the amazing homes (um...yeah, more like palatial mansions) were like nothing I've ever seen. I was hoping for a glimpse of George Clooney, but it turned out he was there the weekend after. 
The thing that struck me about Lake Como was that the area surrounding the lake was very rich and beautiful, however, the towns just on the outskirts were nothing special; like, they had almost a run down feeling. Still, the buildings were old and had that European feel to them, just not upkept the way that the buildings around the lake did. That's Italy for you though. I found that you are either in a super nice, picturesque town or an old, kind of run down area. I still really love this country though; it reminded a lot of California. 
Overall, I'd say if you ever have the chance to visit Lake Como, even if just for the afternoon, do! You won't regret it and you'll get some great photos! 


27 comments:

  1. Wow that's beautiful! The lake, the mountains...ahhh. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. So beautiful! Gotta get there some day!!

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  3. Wow this is seriously gorgeous! I so want to go to the Italy!

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  4. So gorgeous! Italy is on my list of top places I HAVE to go:)

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  5. I love taking rabbit trails on vacation. Its those unstructured moments with no built up expectations that yield awe. Thanks for sharing pictures of your rabbit trail moments.

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  6. You are such a gorgeous lady and I love reading your travel posts!! I would love to go to Italy some day...some day, I swear I will :)

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  7. What a gorgeous place to stop! I don't think I'd ever actually want a mansion, but I sure love to look at the outsides of other people's huge houses--it's such a fun and mysterious sight to wonder who lives in them?

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  8. Just found this post via the Grow Your Blog group. While Lake Como is stunning I'm floored that you live in Schaffhausen! It's such a great town! My family lives there! Small world in blogland sometimes!!

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  9. Just a liiiiittle bit jealous. Okay a lot. This is beautiful I would love to go one day!

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  10. SO so beautiful!! I've never been to this part of Italy but would really love to go soon. Looks like y'all had a wonderful trip!!

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  11. That is GORGEOUS! One day I'll get to Italy :)

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  12. How I miss Italy...and overall Europe! We went there in 2009 and had a blast...did you visit Milan as well?

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  13. So beautiful! I have heard that Lake Como is a wonderful place to visit. Your pictures capture it's beauty!!

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  14. One day I would love to go to Italy. Your pictures are gorgeous. It makes me want to go sit by that beautiful Lake now!

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  15. Oh that looks lovely! I've been to a few places in Italy ...mostly north but never to Lake Como. It's on my list! Thanks for the great post! (found you on What did you do this weekend.)

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  16. Gorgeous photos and a beautiful family! We've been to Italy last year too on our European tour but unfortunately not to lake Como. Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  17. Beautiful shots - looks like you had such a wonderful time there! :)
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  18. Absolutely beautiful! I'm going to Lake Como later this year. You've made me even more impatient! I've done travel pictures too this week - Turkey.

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  19. Lovely photos - this looks like a wonderful vacation!
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  20. Such a beautiful place !! It would be great to visit someday !!

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  21. We live in Germany and have fallen in love with Italy. We have traveled down the entire "boot" but have not seen Lake Como yet. The pictures look gorgeous and we are just itching for another road trip. I am adding this to our travel wish list!

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  22. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing these photos! I've never been to Italy, I would love to go some time! Pinning this post too at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest party!

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  23. I was lucky enough to go years ago and loved it (fortunately it was before George moved there or I probably would have spent the whole time trying to hunt him down...LOL). I love your pictures and you have a beautiful family, too!!!

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  24. What an amazing place and experience! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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  25. I'm so jealous! I speak Italian (took it in college) but have yet to visit Italy!

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