Two Perfect Days in Lake Como, Italy
When mapping out our road trip through Europe after the completion of our house sit in France, Lake Como was almost left off the itinerary. We considered heading to Milan to get a feel for the city life in Italy before proceeding to the overpopulated island of Venice. Lake Como would mean going further out of the way, but the more we thought about it, the lake just sounded better than a city.
I can’t tell you how glad I am we made that decision! That is by far one of our best travel decisions we’ve made to date. And they are definitely not always good. Lake Como rests at the foothills of the Alps in Northern Italy close to the border of Switzerland.
After a stressful (and expensive) 6 hour drive from France, we were starved and ready to settle in for the night. We decided to eat downstairs at the restaurant which had beautiful views of lake, and we were treated to the best (and most affordable) meal we had in all of Italy. I’m still dreaming of the gnocci with gorgonzola. SO GOOD!
After a wonderful nights sleep, I woke up to views of the lake outside of our window feeling completely spoiled. We hit the breakfast buffet where I indulged in all kinds of delicious pastries (and loads of Nutella) and headed out for the day. We spent the day visiting the popular lakeside towns of Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna with a day pass on the ferry. I should also mention that we learned of the day pass for the ferry only after we had already paid the cost of a one way ferry ticket – nearly the same cost as a day pass! Don’t make the same mistake as us! Tip – you’ll be doing a lot of walking exploring all the quaint streets and alleys. Make sure you wear some comfortable shoes. Ladies – I recommend these if you are looking for cute and versatile travel shoes! Also, very budget friendly 😉