Today we are stepping into another great place of Italy: Lake Como! Of course, it’s on my wishlist since a very long time, but I really hope I will get the chance to visit it soon. I have invited to beautiful girls to tell us a bit about Lake Como and surroundings.
A tip for Romanians: You can easily get to Lake Como landing on one of Milan’s airports. And to get there you just have to book a 5 Euro Ryanair ticket!
1. Let’s get to know you better: where are you from and what are you doing now in Como?
Silvia: I am 23 years old, I am from Como and I studied Interlinguistic and Intercultural Mediation at Insubria University in Como, in which I graduated last March. Since April 2015 I am working with my friend and colleague Francesca at the promotion of Lake Como on the web. I like travel, discover new places and meet other people. I also like to take photos very much.
Francesca: I’m Francesca and I’m 23 years old. I come from Meda, a small town not far from Milan. I graduated this year in Tourism at the Insubria University in Como. My course of studies gave me the opportunity to work to the promotion of Lake Como on web and I am still working at this project. I love travelling, knowing people from different countries and cultures, talking to them. My way of life is very dynamic and active because I need to work, discover, meet knew people and in particular help them everytime it’s possible for me.
2. What do you like the most about Como?
Silvia: I like the breathtaking landscape of Lake Como and the spectacular fusion between lake and mountains.
Francesca: About Como area I really like its different landscapes, its light blue water sunkissed, the fact that it is a territory with a huge cultural heritage and the air of peace and serenity that you can breathe only there.
3. Let’s suppose a very good friend of yours will come visit Como. Could you please make a few days program to include all the must see places?
Day 1: Como.
Visit Sant’Abbondio, a Romanesque masterpiece, with its double belltower; then in Piazza Vittoria you can see the remaining medieval city walls of Como. Take some photos to Piazza San Fedele, one of the most lovely places of Como, and visit Basilica di San Fedele and then the majestic cathedral of Como. If you want, take the funicular and visit Brunate, a quiet village, to breathe fresh air and escape from the frenzy
Day 2: Lake Como villas.
You can discover the main villas of Lake Como with a tour on the steamboat “Concordia”, an historic boat of Lake Como. Take it from Bellagio at 12.30 p.m. or at 2.30 p.m. and, with an hour and thirty minutes long cruise you can admire the main villas of Lake Como: Villa Melzi, Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero.
Day 1: Have a stroll along the knowledge km until the wonderful Villa Olmo, sunbathe in Parco Volta after admiring Tempio Voltiano and Libeskind, visit to the city centre in particular to the Dom, sant’Abbondio and sant’Fedele churches, its medieval walls and the rationalism buildings. Don’t forget a stroll along the frontlake until villa Geno.
Day 2: Start with a small trip in Cernobbio, where you can visit its wonderful Villa d’Este and Giardini della Valle. Discover the romantic church in Carate Urio and then have a stroll in Teresio Olivelli park in Tremezzo. At the end take a boat and reach the opposite bank of the Lake letting Varenna and Bellagio fascinate you with their lanes and old centres.
4. What touristic attractions in Como you think are a bit overrated?
Silvia: Well, I think that actually there are no overrated attractions on Lake Como. Rather, may be there are something underrated.
Francesca: I totally agree with my colleague
5. Could you give us some advice to be able to know more about their preferences?
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