Apart from visiting our family in the UK , we managed a a trip across to Europe, which took in Lake Como for a few days and Berlin for a long weekend. Whilst it’s still fresh in my mind I thought I’d write up the continental part of our trip. A huge amount of photos has made editing quite a task! We had visited Lake Como once before when we stayed 3 nights in Como City itself (at the south western arm of the lake). On that trip we took the boat up the lake to the picturesque central part where pretty villages dot the lake shore against a backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Alps in the distance (you can read my account of our lakeside “Aperitivos” here).
Having vowed to return, we based ourselves in Menaggio for this visit and it was every bit as gorgeous as I remembered. We had wonderful views across the lake to another delightful village on the eastern shore – Varenna. A few minutes boat ride across the lake from Menaggio, we passed in and out of Varenna’s little harbour many times during our stay and had a couple of extended stops there (which I’ll be writing more about in future posts).
There was something about the narrow and steep cobbled streets of Varenna that really drew me in.
Despite all the tourists, Varenna still retains the feel of the old fishing village that it is and all streets led (eventually) back to the lake!
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