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October 13th 2008
Published: March 30th 2009
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Taking the ferry from Bellagio.
The following morning, I hop on one of the numerous ferries to Menaggio on the western shore. Looking back at Bellagio off the ferry stern, the good weather was still staying with me.

From Menaggio, I continue west to Lake Lugano. Italy shares Lake Lugano with Switzerland, however, wanting to avoid border crossing delays and snooty Swiss border guards, I decide to stay in Italy. I trace the southern shore of Lake Lugano before heading south into the hills between Lake Lugano & Lake Como.

October is a wonderful time to visit Italy. Most of the tourists have gone home, leaving the roads and the sites relatively traffic free. A soft, autumnal light caresses the landscape giving everything a portrait quality.

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Old RoadOld Road
Old Road

The old road along the west shore of Lake Como.
Lake LuganoLake Lugano
Lake Lugano

Climbing the road into the hills with Lake Lugano in the background.
Hillside VillageHillside Village
Hillside Village

Tiny villages cling to mountainsides.
Goat TrailGoat Trail
Goat Trail

The road got narrower.

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