February 1, 2013

Travelling by Car

Travelling by car or motorcycle from the UK and Ireland to Lake Como, Italy can be satisfying as long as you plan your route in advance.  There are advantages to taking your own car as you can always stop off whenever you like and do a bit of sightseeing on the way.  It also
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Travelling by Coach

Travelling by coach is an economical way to travel to Lake Como, Italy and can be a very enjoyable experience with stops in different countries on the way. This gives you a chance to look at the fantastic scenery and take photographs rather than worrying about driving and
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Travelling by Rail

Travelling to Lake Como by rail is a great alternative to flying not to mention relaxing. There is no need to arrive two hours beforehand, no need to negotiate maps, no wrong turns, no long check-ins, no extra cost for baggage and you also have a chance to marvel at the ever
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Churches

The region is primarily Roman Catholic (same as the rest of Italy). The church still plays a major role in Italian life, even though numbers of regular worshippers have dwindled over the past few years. Local patron saints’ days are celebrated just as much as folklore, food and
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Isola Comacina

This small wooded island located opposite Ossuccio and Sala Comacina, is the only island in Lake Como. There are ancient remains of homes dating from Roman times, late Medieval fortifications and early Christian churches. On the island you can visit the San Giacomo church which
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Villa Melzi

This neo-classical style villa is situated on the outskirts of Bellagio, Lungolario Manzoni and was built in the early 1800’s for Francesco Melzi d’Eril (Duke of Lodi, Vice President of Italian Republic under Napoleon and afterwards Gran Chancellor of the Napoleonic
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Santa Maria del Tiglio, Gravedona

The church is built on the site of a 5th century baptistery (dedicated to St. John the Baptist) and is located on the western branch of Lake Como in the town of Gravedona. The church still retains sections of the original mosaic flooring.  It is very unique as it was built with
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Bellagio

At the tip of the Punto Spartivento, the ‘point which divides the wind’  sits Bellagio which is known as ‘the pearl of the lake’. You can reach Bellagio by car but with the narrow winding roads it can be a bit stressful.  A more relaxing method of reaching Bellagio is by boat.
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The Four Valleys Path

This hike takes you on a journey through Val Sanagra, Val Cavargna, Val Rezzo and Valsolda and covers a distance of approximately 45km. The town of Breglia sits approximately 7km above Menaggio and this is where the hike begins.  If you don’t fancy walking from Menaggio to
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San Martino Walk

The views from the San Martino Church situated on the slopes of Sasso di Martino above Griante (approx height of 475m) are spectacular and you can see right across the the lake towards Varenna and Bellagio. The track starts off behind the village of Griante, if you walk up the
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