Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip

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Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu
Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Way to the Pier

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu
Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu
Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

View From Varenna

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

last look at Varenna as we leave for Bellagio

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Approaching Bellagio

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Landing at Bellagio

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Beauty of bellagio nestled in nature

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Upscale Locale

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Garden at the Promenade

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

getting lost in the alleys

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

getting lost in the alleys

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Mandatory selfie

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

The need to capture every corner

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Bistros At the bay

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Lunch at Baba Yaga

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

Prosecco for Me -read more about proseco

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu
Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

shopping Arcade

Photo of Lake Como, Italy- Things to do on a day trip by Poulami Kundu

This was our second trip to Milan and the previous holiday being a rather hectic one we decided to have this as a lazy break, more of a food trip. We wanted to fit in a luxuriate day out from the city without having to travel too much. The best destination after doing a bit of research was unanimously Lake Como District. It’s a must visit destination of the Lombardy region.

Lake Como is shared by both Switzerland & Italy, thereby influenced by both nation in terms of the weather, food and natural beauty. The most fascinating among the lake Como district is the shore town of Bellagio(The pearl of Como). Rightly said because the town had an upscale note to it, with a visibly affluent class of tourist.

Our Itinerary was simple: Milan - Varenna - Bellagio and back

How to reach – take a train from Milan to reach Varenna Esino

Round ticket– 14$

From Esino walk down to the Pier which is about 5 minutes of stroll through ever so beautiful romantic track.

Ticket at the Pier: daily schedule, pricing ~20$

Varenna to Bellagio every half an hour there is a steamer boat,(bicycle , car carrier)- Schedule is mentioned at the pier

If you want to linger around before boarding , trying sitting down at café overlooking the lake with a pictersque view and somewhere I overheard people saying that James Bond Spectre shooting was done at the lake

Café Cavelino- Beer and a panini(procuito ham, mozarello, basil)

Please carry a high resolution camera- As you approach Belaggio instinctively there is an urge to capture the picture perfect shot of colourful interspersed villas. My eyes could not believe that a serene quaint place can exist on the face of earth

Things to do in Bellagio

Sit back and enjoy the view that’s the mantra of this trip

1.Ensure to choose a warm sunny day- this will determine the quality of the trip. The best way to cover the busy area of town is by foot.

2. Take a walk around the promenade: the shore line area is dotted with bistros ,cafes and landscaped gardens.

3.  Walk up through the alleys- be charmed by the quaint alleys spiralling up with multitude of shops bordering the passageways.

4. Eat at the bistros- there are numerous ones to choose from.On a day trip take a comfortable seat at bistro and enjoy the scenic locale. Although we went up the alleys and decided to sit at place called Baba Yaga.

5.  Pray at the nearby church.

6.  Shop at the numerous souvenior shops and fancy boutiques

  • Bellagio silk
  • Bellagio coulourful ceramic glassware.

This trip was originally published on The Gourmet Junket

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