To finish off our huge roadtrip in July 2016 (#10countries31days) we stayed in Lake Como, Italy. By this stage we were all a little travelled out (after all 7,000km is a very long way!) and my arm needed a break from the weight of the camera.
Five photos from Lake Como
I didn’t take my camera out with me very much whilst we stayed here so the few snaps I do have, I shall share with you.
Here are my three very different recommendations on where to visit when you’re at Lake Como.
We stayed in the cheapest possible AirBNB we could find and it was actually really lovely. It was on a very busy road but it had a front garden and bordered the lake.
Malgrate is a small town on Lake Como’s south-eastern shores. There are big grassy areas for sitting and eating out (lots of restaurants), there’s a small purpose built beach where you can sunbathe and a boardwalk that stretches for over a kilometre.
The waters are very clear and you can swim from here! It is a very Italian area and we were the only foreigners staying there.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more authentic, this is a good place to be.
Described as the pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio is heaving with people and cars. It’s a hub of noise and different languages.
Bellagio has a big history and it’s tiny, cobbled steep pathways that run through it’s old town are a reminder of this. There are loads of restaurants some authentically Italian, some catering for the tourist. Prices are higher than normal and if you’re vegan (like us) it’s almost impossible to find something to eat other than a salad.
A lot of effort has been taken in the upkeep of Bellagio and it is awash with bright colours and lovely smells.
This photo was taken from the balcony of Aurora Restaurant where we finally managed to find some vegetarian/vegan friendly food.
Below the restaurant is a water park where you can jump on water trampolines, hire boats & deck chairs and even have a go at wake surfing.
Perfect for spending an afternoon, relaxing in the sun.