Como

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:  http://youtu.be/9UXVJ29XgP0

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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).

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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.

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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!

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

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This area is highly recommended for a summer visit.

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