Life is best experienced abroad. While travelling is a good excuse to relax and escape the toxic work environment, the activity itself offers a challenge to push ourselves outside our own comfort zones. Once again, join me as we travel and live the life we deserve in Lake Como.
Situated north of Italy in the Lombardy region, Lake Como is a 146 square kilometer lake considered the third largest of its kind in the country and among the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world. Shaped like an inverted Y, the lake’s most distinctive feature is its numerous country houses that once belong to the wealthiest aristocrats of the bygone era. Its capital city is Canzo.
Starting off in the municipality of Como, join a throng of tourists as they visit each of the city’s famous landmarks. Among the top three favorites are the Piazza Cavour, Como’s main plaza and meeting point of locals and travelers alike for its authentic Italian restaurants, quaint cafes, and charming boutiques; Villa Geno’s open-air swimming pools and lakeside facilities especially fit for visitors who wants to bath under the sun while having a view of the pristine waters of Lake Como; and Villa Olmo’s affluent neoclassical styled country house with a must see botanical garden unparalleled by many.
Riding onboard world-class ferries and yachts, travel from Como to the small yet remarkable town of Varenna. Well-preserved in its medieval time, Varenna offers its visitors various antiquated edifices that greatly stands out for its history and architectural beauty. First among the many is Villa Monastero that once served as a monastery but is now open for public viewing and houses a museum exhibiting four centuries of collected masterpieces and artworks. Another worthy of visit are the Church of San Giorgio constructed during the 14th century and the imminent fortress of Castello di Vezio.
Travelling drives us to face our fears of exploring new territories; test our social skills in meeting and interacting among locals and fellow travelers; as well as lift our confidence by making and choosing the right decisions when confronted by unexpected predicaments. Thus, making life happen. Make this month remarkable by visiting Italy’s world famous Lake Como.