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Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

April 2016

Lake Como was a stop upon returning from a short visit to Lugano, a border town in Switzerland earlier in the day. We had taken the EuroCity train from Lugano and dropped off at Como S Giovanni train station. From the train station, we walked to the War Memorial monument by the side of Lake Como. A slow walk and a quick stop at Carrefour for mineral water took 20 minutes. We then turned right passing Tempio Voltiano museum and onwards to Como town/square. From the bank of Lake Como, we can see the funicular line going up to the hill town of Brunet.

Lake Como is a peaceful lake and coupled with the chilly weather makes it feels romantic. Due to lack of time, we were unable  to take a cruise which would have lasted more than 2 hours and see more of Lake Como charms.

As you walk further till you reach a small round-about, you’ll be able to see another train station to your right. This is Como Nord Lago station basically serving the regional trains. We returned to Milan from this station as it has more train frequencies into Milan. The ticket cost €5.50 but it goes into Milan Cardona station instead of Milano Centrale. From Cardona, the metro cost €1.50 to get back to Centrale.

Lake Como, Italy

Como S.Giovanni train station, Lake Como.                                                        Credit : panoramio.com

Lake Como, Italy

Take these steps directly in-front of the station and walk down to Lake Como.       Credit : cadyluckleedy.com

Lake Como, Italy

War Memorial, Lake Como.

Lake Como, Italy

The Tempio Voltiano museum by the lake side.

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Notice to abide with.

Lake Como, Italy

Commercial & residential area across Lake Como. Como-Burnate funicular in the background.

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View across Lake Como.

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Gheese and ducks in Lake Como.

Lake Como, Italy

Boats in Lake Como.

Lake Como, Italy

Cruise boat coming into Lake Como.

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If you have the money, you can fly into Lake Como by private sea plane.

Lake Como, Italy

Como S Giovanni to Como Nord Lago.

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Como Nord Lago regional train station. Como Nord Lago to Milan Cardona.

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No doubt we’re in the correct train station.

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Seats in the regional train … as good as the Inter City trains and cost cheaper.

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Validate you train ticket before boarding.

Milan metro map

Useful Milan Metro map.

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