This lake-side resort in the north of Italy is simply stunning in the summer. The town comes alive with music festivals and adventurous tourists from all over the world. I was here in June 2013 at the same time I visited Milan nearby.

The set below shows my arrival into the area and relaxing drive across the countryside under a full moon, then what I saw while walking around the town at night.

Related video:

DSC00040 DSC00041 DSC00042 DSC00043 DSC00044 DSC00045 DSC00046 DSC00047 DSC00049 DSC00048 DSC00050 DSC00054 DSC00053 DSC00051 DSC00055 DSC00056 DSC00064 DSC00065 DSC00066 DSC00071 DSC00069 DSC00057 DSC00059 DSC00067

Honestly this is the tiniest hotel room I’ve seen to date! But most things in Europe are tiny and efficient, just like the car they gave me there (shown below).

DSC00073 DSC00074 DSC00124

Obviously the lake is much more scenic in the daytime… though as you will see, people seem to make their party place here at night too.

DSC00091 DSC00092 DSC00094 DSC00096 DSC00097 DSC00098 DSC00099 DSC00100 DSC00101 DSC00102 DSC00104 DSC00105 DSC00106 DSC00107 DSC00110 DSC00111 DSC00112 DSC00075 DSC00076 DSC00113 DSC00077 DSC00151 DSC00114 DSC00078 DSC00152 DSC00116 DSC00079 DSC00153 DSC00117 DSC00080 DSC00154 DSC00118 DSC00081 DSC00155 DSC00082 DSC00119 DSC00156 DSC00083 DSC00157 DSC00084 DSC00122 DSC00158 DSC00085 DSC00159 DSC00086 DSC00123 DSC00160 DSC00087 DSC00161 DSC00088

I took the liberty of some artistic effect on the camera (like watercolor and pastel) to accentuate the charming beauty of this area. I tried to drive around the perimeter of the lake but was scared off by the fact that the roads are barely wide enough for one car yet they share a combination of two-way traffic, flocks of bikers and walkers.. and you just can’t see what’s around the next twisty curve. After snapping a few photos I turned back!

DSC00127 DSC00165 DSC00128 DSC00166 DSC00129 DSC00168 DSC00130 DSC00170 DSC00131 DSC00171 DSC00132 DSC00134 DSC00135 DSC00136 DSC00137 DSC00138 DSC00140 DSC00139 DSC00150 DSC00148 DSC00146 DSC00145 DSC00144 DSC00143 DSC00142 DSC00089 DSC00126 DSC00164

Some last views of Como and after that I drove down to Milan (it’s about 40 min.)

DSC00173 DSC00174 DSC00175 DSC00176

This area is highly recommended for a summer visit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *