Lake Como

This is the fifth post in an extended series about our recent trip to the Italian Alps. Because it is a series, the ‘Like’ button is only turned on here, in the first post.

Lake Como is a large and beautiful three finger lake in central Northern Italy and has been a vacation resort spot since Roman days. A deep lake, it is surrounded by mountains which afford very few spots along the seashore for towns and villages, so the ones that do exist tend to be very vertical and cling to the mountainside. Unfortunately, the day we visited the region it was cold and windy so we did not do as much travelling (using the many ferries that crisscross the lake) as we had originally planned. Instead, we wandered around one town, Varenna, a picturesque spot of beautiful pastel colored buildings running along narrow, twisty lanes.

Several photos are panoramas, indicated by the “click me” symbol. Double click (or just click, depending on your browser) to open a larger version of the image. Then click that larger image to get the full sized panorama.

As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting in selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book of Bokeh. I would also like to invite you to visit my Book of Pain  poetry blog.

All photographs and comments ©John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.


5 thoughts on “Lake Como

  1. Lake Como was on my list last fall, but at the end I spent too much time in Rome, Venice, Pompeii and Milan to get there. Next time…great ‘ad’ for this beautiful place!

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