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Como

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  • Day2

    Einmal am Comer See

    April 17 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Nach einer ruhigen Nacht geht es früh weiter. Der Verkehr rollt und wir kommen sehr gut vorwärts.
    Es wechseln sich frühlingshafte Landschaften in strahlenden grün mit blühenden Bäumen ab mit gerade dem Winter entkommenden Grauen Wiesen.
    Es geht zügig durch die Schweiz. Auf dem San Bernardino haben wir noch Schnee mit strahlendem Sonnenschein.
    Aus der Schweiz raus nutzen wir einen...naja, sagen wir eher Parkplatz zum übernachten. Über 700 km haben wir heute ganz entspannt geschafft.
    In Como laufen wir durch die Altstadt zum See um direkt an selbigen teuer zu speisen.
    Noch ein Gelatti zum Abschluss und dann zurück um Wohnmobil, mal gucken was die Nacht bringt.
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  • Day21

    Day 21. Como, Italy.

    August 25 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Lake Como also known as Lario is located at the foot of the Swiss Alps against the Swiss border. It’s inverted Y shape was carved out of the mountains by a glacier.
    A quiet day today. Unfortunately I am quite sick with some vomiting and diarrhoea and strong headache and stomach cramps. I may have food poisoning I think from the joghurt in Jordan.
    We have a lovely room in Como, Residence Diaz, in Via Armando Diaz. Ron battled with the washing machine which had a lowest setting of 3 hours, while I rested. Unfortunately Ron also became ill later in the day.
    We walked along the lake this morning. Beautiful houses, boats and stunning crystal waters. Lots of buskers and artists along the esplanade walk. Gelati and pizza shops and bars with snack meals and pasta restaurants everywhere. Also never ending fashion, shoes, beauty product stores. White glittery sandshoes are definitely in.
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  • Day23

    Day 23. Como to Bergamo, Italy.

    August 27 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Our last morning in Como. We put our bags in storage at our fabulous apartment, Residence Diaz. Ron wanted to swim in Lake Como but settled for a dabble.
    We walked the Diva Foranea jetty to the Life Electric Fountain. The Life Electric” monument, in honor of Alessandro Volta, is erected at the centre of Lake Como’s first basin facing Cavour Square. Life Electric is inspired by the electrical tension that occurs between the two poles of a battery, Volta’s great gift to humanity. The piece combines the natural elements of light, wind and water.
    Took a photo with the 1838 statue of Alessandro Volta, the alleged inventor of the electrical battery & discoverer of methane.
    It was great just just to wonder around seeking out new places, having a ginseng latte and sampling the local pastries.
    Come the afternoon we collected our bags from our apartment and wondered off to the train station. We knew the cheapest and fastest train left at 1.13 so be splurged on First Class tickets and enjoyed the 37min ride.
    It was great to be back at the Milan Central Station, the site of our favourite winter travel story. It was easy to find the bus to Bergamo Airport. We sat in the front and called for a shuttle to our luxury hotel; Winter Garden.
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  • Day22

    Day 22c. Bellagio to Como, Lake Como

    August 26 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Having completed a brief tour of Bellagio our weary bodies started slowing down. At about 4:15 we looked into the ferry options back to Como only to discover that the fast ferry at 4:30 still took an hour but was booked out. The slow ferry leaving at 4.50 took 2 hours so we took that option. The thought of a slow cruise along the lake looking at the shore on both sides in airconditioned luxury sounded pretty good.
    The left side facing south was much more rugged while the right was almost a continuous steam of small or medium sized villages. Lots had old stone walls and bridges, with narrow roads and tiny peers. The hillsides were very steep and houses only populated the lower 20%.
    The 2 hours quickly evaporated. We walked back to our room ready for showers and a night in. Fortunately we had cold beer and food in our fridge.
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  • Day9

    Milan

    August 25 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Caught early train with a 5.00 wake up.
    2.5 hrs to Milan.

    At Milan we have a 'Best of Milan plus The Last Supper Tour' booked at 10:45am
    Our train gets in at 10:00. We struggle to locate the luggage drop off point as it is 3 floors below us. Grab a Taxi with a rally driver!!

    We make it perfectly on time. Eleana is our guide. She is colourful and cute. Earpieces in we begin with the famous Duomo.

    We walk the streets stopping at various buildings and statues. I like the one of Leonardo. We look up at the glass ceiling of the Victor Emmanuel shops surrounded by Prada, Versace, Lois Vuitton and it is all beautiful.

    The Sforsesco castle is amazing. Very old with a massive moat. Very hot today, I slurp on an icypole.

    We head to the church Santa Maria Delle Grazie where the Last Supper is painted on a wall in a room where the Monks would eat their meals.

    I took out my earpiece and sat still. Only small groups are allowed in for 15 minutes.
    The painting is well worn but still colourful. Many restorations have been done.

    All I know about the story is that Jesus and his disciples had just discovered that someone has betrayed Jesus and they were discussing whom it could be.

    Tour finished, we hail a cab to catch our 1.5hr train to Como.

    We are squished on the train and Athena has to hold our cases as they go rolling away on every turn!

    We arrive at Como and it is bustling with people and cars.
    We both wish we had booked more days in Monterosso as it was heavenly quiet.
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  • Day21

    Day 21a. Como, Italy.

    August 25 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Piazza Duomo v. Vittoria is a beautiful bustling square containing the Duomo Cathedral from 1396.
    We ate dinner by the Porta Torre from 1192. It is one of the towers along the old city wall.

  • Day10

    Como - Lake Como

    September 8, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Well we mastered two trains to make it to Como. I think we are starting to get a hang of the transport system here.

    From here we are catching a bus to Lezzeno, our location for the next three nights, but we decided to store our luggage and check out Como on our way. It is nice location at the end of Lake Como, with a relaxing atmosphere and huge cathedral. I loved the colours of the Como Cathedral, with the use of orange and black stone, it was different to the other churches we have already seen. It was an impressive structure against the vivid blue sky.

    There was a service going on so we were unable to check out the interier of the cathedral, instead opting to enjoy a light and very delicious lunch under the shadow of the cathedral itself. While having lunch the service ended and we watched a procession of clergymen as they left the church. Not sure if they were from the local monastery but it was impressive to see.

    Como was a pleasant place to visit and one we could have spent more time in. Maybe next time.
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  • Day2

    Spaziergang am Comer See und Stadt

    May 25 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    Nach einem nächtlichen Regenguss war das Wetter am Samstag besser als erwartet und wir besichtigten die Comer Altstadt, die noch eine teilweise gut erhaltene Stadtmauer aufweist. Die Kirche San Fedele reicht bis in das 12. Jh. zurück und der Dom mit byzantinischen Baurlementen wurde 1396 begonnen. Die anschließende Stadthalle für Versammlungen und Gerichtssitzungen stammt von 1215 mit Originalwidmung! Dann ging es an den See, wo prachtvolle Villen stehen, die z.T. einen uralten Baumbestand aufweisen.Read more

  • Day1

    Ab nach Como

    May 24 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    Wie der Schwob halt so spart, sind wir nur mautfreie Strecken an den Comer See gefahren... Nein, es gung natürlich darum, die wunderschöne Landschaft zu erleben und ein paar Kurven durchs Gebirge mitzunehmen. 12 h haben wir insgesamt gebraucht, was auf eine streckensperrung und eine kaputte Servolenkung zurück zu führen ist. Aber die Strecke war toll!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Como, Комо, Côme, QCM, コモ, Novum Comum, Còm, 科莫

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