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Europe » Italy » Lombardy September 29th 2009

Drive to Como Town After a few hours of relaxation at Bellagio, I set the navigation system to Como, one of the biggest towns on the lake. I decline the navigation system recommendation to take the ferry route. So, I follow the street sign to Como till the navigation system picks SS583 to Como. This road hugs the coastline all the way to Como. SS583 is not a wide street either. It is about as wide as the 18-wheeler truck, but it is a two-lane road without the middle lane marking. It would not make sense I guess to put the middle marking because the two halves would be so narrow that only Smart cars would fit. Even more interesting this road literally cuts through old towns. From time to time, I see similar color and ... read more
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy

Europe » Italy » Lombardy September 28th 2009

Driving to Lake Como was a joyful driving in its own class. Earlier, from the top of the mountain, I looked down this steep and lush brow and there lied hairpins that snaked towards Lake Como. Not only the hairpins got me excited, but also the zigzags between the hairpins that were shaped by the contours of the mountain. Disembarking at Bellagio, I quickly find a parking spot. At 9 am, the restaurant hostesses, waiters, and waitresses are setting up outdoor tables and chairs on Italian gardens, terraces and promenades. The morning sun is finally able to break through the thinning clouds. At the top of the mountains, fresh snows deposited last night give the bright white auras. Colorful flower beds and hanged flower pots are everywhere adorning stores, hotels, and restaurants. The city cobblestone roads ... read more
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy

Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Como September 27th 2009

In the slightly overcast balmy morning, with barely any sleep but fully energized, my date, I board a ferry at Cadenabbia, a town just south of Menaggio, with the destination Bellagio. Many travel programs and books have been published about this region. It is not hard to imagine why. This is the land of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michaelangelo. When the ferry is about at the midpoint between Cadenabbia and Bellagio, the view before me is beyond fantastic. The mountains in this region are confident mountains. They are not shy. They go straight up without any hesitation. It creates amazing backdrops for the colorful coastal towns along the shores. And these coastal towns are separated from the inland towns by these giants. The steep brows and the meandering coast lines make it impossible for the road ... read more
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy
My Driving-Vacation at Lake Como, Italy




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