Lake Como

Last week I went on holiday to Lake Como in Italy.

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After being led on a wild goose chase by my rental car’s GPS system I finally arrived at my destination.

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I found the lake to be a tranquil and serene place.

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Having checked into my hotel I headed out into town, where I found a bar at the top of a long flight of steps.  This is a picture of your esteemed author posing with umbrella half way up the steps.

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The bar’s cavernous interior boasted a dizzying selection of vino.  There were a lot of customers in the bar and I had difficultly getting the bar staffs attention.  I concluded that I needed to utilise some hand gestures, as I know Italians love those, though they didn’t seem to appreciate the ones I used.

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Finally I was successful in obtaining a selection of apéritifs.

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The below picture was taken on the way out of the bar not in a subterranean police cell.

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Ferries are the preferred mode of transport for visiting the lake’s numerous villages and towns.

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My first port of call was the picturesque town of Varenna, where you’ll always find a tourist getting in the way of your photo.

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Below is Varenna church.  At least I am pretty sure it is Varenna church.  I saw so many churches that there is small chance that I  might be wrong.

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Midmorning I stopped for a Peroni, followed shortly thereafter by a chocolate and pistachio gelato.

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This is one of the many beautiful houses that surround the lake.

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I always seek out the less salubrious side of everywhere I go.  In the suburbs of Como I came across this derelict hotel with a view of the main road.

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Another day another meat and cheese antipasto.

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I would highly recommend Lake Como to anyone who does not suffer from aquaphobia.

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