Lake Como Journals

LAKE OF LOVERS-ROMANTIC LAKE COMO

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A June 1993 trip to Lake Como by Julie Hood

Quote: Lake Como is perfect for a romantic rendezvous. Located in Northern Italy, this deep blue lake will capture your heart.

LAKE OF LOVERS-ROMANTIC LAKE COMO

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Overview

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Eat, drink and be merry. Discover the surrounding countryside by mountain bike tour or sit back and relax on one of the many boat tours available.

Quick Tips:

Not really suited for the family vacation, I recommend his trip for couples.

Best Way To Get Around:

The steep streets of Como are best traveled by rented scooter or bicycle. Walking is the most popular way to get around. However, taxi services are available.
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I was surprised at the quality of this 2 star hotel. Large homey rooms with king-size super-comfortable beds had connecting bathrooms. Each had a beautifully floral balcony with a view of the lake. Family oriented and very friendly, this hotel was reasonably priced with high quality service.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 13, 2000

Ristorante La Catena

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Restaurant

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Although I was disappointed at the lack of windows in this restaurant to provide us with views of the lake, the food was deliciously hot when served. We ordered Tortellini alla Panna and received salad and fresh garlic bread sticks au gratis. The waiter was ever present and received a well earned large tip from us. The pasta was delicious, the service, excellent and the prices were very reasonable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 13, 2000

Private sunset boat trip

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Attraction

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If you are planning a romantic get-a-way here, you can't miss a private sunset boat trip. A roomy motorboat takes you to the center of the lake to watch the terrific sunset over the alps. Fruit and drinks are supplied and even dinner can be ordered to take on board. This tour lasted nearly two hours and was a fitting addition to our week-end. The captain was very courteous and gave us much privacy to enjoy our tour.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 13, 2000

Lake Como, Italy

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A deep blue lake with a quaint harbor, a scenic view of the alps, colorfully painted walls and buildings all contribute to a truly romantic spot. Located about 25 miles north of Milan, Como is a steep streeted, lakeside town skirted with exquisite 16th-19th century villas. A walk through town can be taxing with its up and downhill streets but you will always happen upon a picturesque piazza with a view of the lake and its surrounding scenic views. Perfect for sipping a cappucino and taking in the awesome nature of the place. Ferries leave regularly to neighboring villages and towns for unique explorations. Watersports abound but beaches are practically non-existent. I recommend a visit...Read More