Day 9 of the ‘Central European Alps by Train’
Lake Como has been one of the highlights of our tour and is a must see day trip from Milano.
Situated an hour from Milano, I can recommend visiting as a group tour. Currently Como Train Station is a refugee camp for migrants – and Como itself isn’t the main attraction.
Our group tour took us on a short journey through Como, and gave us an hour to explore the streets of Como ourselves. Como is the old centre for silk production so there is plenty of markets and silk shops. It also has a spectacular Cathederal and great coffee.
We then caugh the scenic cruise that zigzagged its way up one of the branches of the lake, stopping at small towns and passing stunning villas such as Versace, Clooney and others that have features in Hollywood movies.
After a surprising delicious salmon trout meal on the boat, we arrived at the Jewel of the crown of Lake Como: Bellagio. This cruise took 2 hours and it was breathtaking.
Bellagio is famous for its picturesque streets, spaghetti parmigiano, silver and the best gelato in the world at Hotel Splendid.
After two hours of wandering the streets the group met up and caught the small ferry across the lake to meet our bus. We wound through the lakeside streets back to Como and returned to Milano by 1830. A spectacular outing and really not to be missed!