My Driving-Vacation to Lake Como, Italy - Part 1 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 Cadena ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Como Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
"I have not learned much in life, but I know one thing about myself. When I drive through exciting, exhilarating roads, I find a sense of place. I arrive at a non-artificial state where the here and the now mean so much more than any other mental fabricated experiences. The enjoyment of driving!"
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