Friday 27 April 2018

Lake Como, Italy

On our final day in Italy, we navigated the local public transport and managed to make it to Lake Como (Lago di Como), 50 miles north of Milan. Nestled at the foot of the Alps, it is known as one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

We wandered around the town of Como, stopping at a restaurant overlooking the water for a light lunch and a couple of cheeky cocktails.

We took a funicular railway up to the mountain village of Brunate and then walked up to the Volta Lighthouse (Faro Voltiano di Brunate) which is located 150 metres above the village and a DECEIVINGLY long walk. However, the unobstructed view from the top was definitely worth all of the complaints about tiredness, dehydration and overheating along the way. We were lucky enough to visit on a fairly clear day and so were able to see the snowy peaks of the Alps in the distance, rising up behind the town of Como below.

As the sun began to set, I got some lovely shots of the lake and its surrounding architecture in the gorgeous low orange light. I love the way the houses are nestled into the hillside, almost blending in to the amazing landscape. 

If you ever find yourself in Milan or northern Italy, or even in the Alps, I would highly recommend taking a day trip to Lake Como! These photos don't even do it justice compared to what it was like in person!

...Introducing Matt, my boyfriend! He put up with my stopping every 5 minutes to get a good photo, gave me a piggy back on the last leg of the walk up to Brunate's lighthouse and even let me pop into Brandy Melville on the way back without even complaining a little bit. (And no, we didn't intend to wear matching outfits!)

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