Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Slow Boat to Como - Day 5

Due to a scheduling error on my part, we were only able to stay in the inn at Cadenabbia for two nights. We chose to return to the Como (city) area for the third night in order to be closer to the train station, deciding to hop the slow boat, taking the scenic, two-hour route which stopped at a number of little lakeside villages. Below are just a few representative photos from that trip:

I found a room online at a Bed and Breakfast in the town of Brunate, just up the hill from Como. In this case, up the hill meant taking a funicular to get there.


Approaching Como by Boat
Como sits at the end of the southwest leg of Lake Como, and serves as gateway to Lake Como to those coming from Milan. The area has been populated since Celtic tribesmen lived here during the Bronze Age. It has a lively lake port which seems to traffic in humans (working commuters and tourists) more than trade.

Como is famous for its silk; Nancy admired but did not buy.
Open air dining along the harbor


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