Exploring The Charming Little Towns of Lake Como

July 18, 2012 · Posted in Europe 

[I:http://www.wisedir.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/LuigiFernando15.jpg]You simply must take the time to visit Lake Como on your Italian Lakes holiday. This lake is Italy’s most popular. This area is just north of Milan. It is a popular with locals as a weekend get away spot. It is known for being a romantic destination. Couples can be found happily holding hands as they stare out at the stunning lake. Or gazing into each others eyes as they sit across from one another in one of the areas exquisite restaurants.

Everyone will be instantly hit by the charm that the area offers. You can walk the same cobbled streets that so many before you have walked. Take some time to think about the history of this location. Look at the shops, gardens and architecture. There is so much to take in.

Swim in the lake to work up an appetite. Or you can always rent a sail boat and sail the lake. If you are more adventurous, you may want to try scuba diving. If staying on land is more in line with your comfort zone, think about horseback riding or a hike. There are plenty of trails available for this. You might also want to join in on a walking tour where you can learn about the past in this historic area.

One lovely way to get around is by bike. For those who would like to do this, there are two shops that rent bikes. You can also get around on foot by taking one of the hiking trails. Being on the water it stands to reason that boating is another fun and popular activity. Take a delightful cruise if you get the chance. You will not be disappointed.

When it comes to eating, Italy is known for its cuisine. For an inexpensive breakfast or lunch try Bar Cafe Rossi. You can find sandwiches and delectable pastries for your enjoyment. Everything is reasonably priced, so you enjoy without breaking the bank. For a wonderful dinner try Vecchia Varenna. The food is authentic local cuisine. The setting is romantic.

If you are one who would like to splurge while on vacation and stay in a truly exclusive and phenomenal establishment, you must visit Villa d’Este. A Renaissance villa that is situated on ten acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens. A guest will feel like royalty when they stay here. For a less expensive alternative the Grand Hotel Menaggio is another choice. While the building itself is from the 19th century, the rooms themselves are modern.

Finally, a trip would not be complete without some shopping. One can find authentic foods and household goods in the open market. One can also enjoy getting super deals in the silk factories.

Your Italian Lakes holiday will be even better when you stop in to visit Como. The ambiance is wonderful. The many Piazzas and passageways are waiting for you to explore them. Stop in at one of the outdoor cafes. You will have a great vantage point for people watching. Enjoy the old world charm of this town. Immerse yourself in the culture. Take this opportunity to take it all in, you are making wonderful memories that can be cherished always.[youtube:niGJdAxhi3Y;Exploring the old-world charm of Varenna;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niGJdAxhi3Y&feature=related]

This is only a small taste of the culinary delicacies which await every visitor to this particular region. Check out this helpful tourist guide to learn a little more about the interesting and thrilling things to do while touring this specific region of Italy.


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