Lake Como is surely beautiful. We traveled on two boats through the lake, the first ride lasting for 2 hours. The whole way, you saw scenes like the above, buildings nestled in the hills.
We took a train from Milan to Como, just over a 1/2 hour ride. In Como, we had breakfast, then visited their Duomo. Boy, can they build amazing churches in Italy.
We then walked around the water, first visiting this Fascist World War I memorial, known for its plain design.
You could walk out into almost the middle of the lake, where this sculpture sits.
Next was the 2 hour boat ride, from Como to Bellagio. We walked through town, enjoying the views, climbing up steep steps and back down. Lunch was at Ristorante Bilacus, which we chose because it had a great outdoor patio. But the food? This was my salmon with spinich and roasted potatoes. Amazing.
I tried taking arty pictures of the steps, both with and without people.
Time now for our second boat ride, just about twenty minutes across the lake to Varenna.
We had a drink (and fries for dinner) at Bar Il Molo that overlooks the lake. Relaxing! The train ride from Varenna back to Milan was about an hour.
It was a relaxing and enjoyable day trip. Tomorrow, we do Last Supper, tour of the Duomo and La Scala, all the essential Milan things.