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Moments You Cannot Put Into Words. Lake Como

This post is a collection of my happiest memories from Lake Como. It serves as a reminder that happiness lies in beautiful fleeting moments, which make you feel alive, focused and present.

The most precious moments in one’s life relate to people and places and memories, rather than objects. They comprise of feelings and smiles and laughter. These little moments are the biggest things in one’s life“.

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Appreciate those wonderful memories, as those are your treasure!

Lake Como is one of the most stunning places I have seen in my life. It’s the place where every view asks to be on a postcard, and every day brings a new memory. Following are the brightest moments I had there:

Mornings

There is no other place in the world where you can experience a morning like the one on Lake Como in the middle of a summer. Waking up in the house up the hill, each day I felt being on the edge of the World: only me and Nature. Look around, and all you’d see is the endless blue sky, clear lake waters, and mountains.

Lake Como view from appartment

I would then go to the balcony to see how the sun comes up and shines its warm golden light over the lofty mountains. The surface of the lake would start glowing under the mornings’ warmth, and the cloudless sky would promise a great day.

It is impossible not to be charmed by the enchanting of the surroundings. Thanks to my friend I felt like a princess waking up in an ancient villa, full of stories kept in its stone walls.

villa interior lake Como

I’d then continue my morning with fresh juicy cherries and local fruit bread. Como, I love you!

Lake Como Boat trip

The best day I’ve ever spent at Como is the one when I took a ride across the lake. Without a doubt, boating is the best way to enjoy Como: it gives you the sensation of complete freedom, allows to see the scenery from a different perspective and discover area’s hidden corners, but most importantly –  feel a genuine spirit of the place.

Boat trip in Lake Como

Everything seems even more charming and unique than usual, especially when you have a chance to drive a boat on your own. It is fantastic!

Lake Como boat trip

On my first lesson, with guidance and suggestions from an experienced boat driver, I managed to reach the destination point we set off. Happy and proud of myself!

Picnics

Como is an outstanding place to enjoy picnics: among the meadow grasses, on the balcony, and even in the middle of the lake. Alone for the fact that any food would taste better with the views like that.

Lazy picnic

Personally, I made a barbecue on the balcony, overlooking the lake. Ash-roasted potatoes took at least 3 hours to get ready, but the result was worth the wait. I placed some fresh vegetables and a pile of grilled meat on my plate and drenched it in bitter-sweet barbecue sauce. It smelled fantastic, promising a great taste. And it was!

Fireworks

Fireworks
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August 13-th was a special firework night. People from different parts of Como gathered to celebrate and enjoy one of the most beautiful lake festivals: the Summer festival. Adults and kids took their spots along the waterfront, and the show started. Fireworks burst through the night and lit the black sky with fiery blooms and vivacious color patterns. Magical figures appeared and shimmed away, leaving wisps of smoke. It resembled millions of shooting stars, disappearing into the dark water of Como. It was unforgettable!

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20 thoughts on “Moments You Cannot Put Into Words. Lake Como

  1. You are absolutely right, these photos showcase something that words could never truly describe. But you did a very excellent job of it! Lake Como is sooooo beautiful, I really hope to visit some day!

  2. I adored Lake Como when I visited this past summer, and your pictures make the memories come flooding back! I wish I would have gotten a chance to boat on the lake, but time didn’t allow. The Funicular was my favorite part of visiting, because the view from the top was incredible.

  3. The view is unbelievable! I still have not been to Lake Como, but it is on my list. The barbecue on the balcony overlooking the lake was a great idea. Also, knowing that it looks like that so close to my birthday gives me an idea of when to go.

  4. It has been so many years since I traveled to Italy and Lake Cumo in particular but your post makes me want to revisit stat!! Thank you so much for sharing these tips and postcards with us—that boat tide sounds divine!!

  5. I’m hearing so much about Lake Como of late! Guess I should really plan my trip there.
    Once I’ve been in a resort on a hill with the view of hills & tea plantation through my window. So I can feel it when you mention those mornings!!!

  6. Your photos reflect the charm and the beauty of Porto that words can not. I’ve been so many times in Italy, but never visited Lake Como. I have to go back! 🙂

  7. Lake Como is really picturesque – and a boat trip is always a fantastic way to take in the picturesque scenery all around, from the natural landscapes ahead of you and the little countryside dotting the land behind you 🙂

  8. Although I’ve been to Italy last year, I didn’t had the chance to visit Como Lake which looks really peaceful. Seeing the pictures, I understand why the best way to enjoy Como is by boat, especially if you get to drive it yourself. I can definitely wait 3 hours for a barbecue as long as that view doesn’t go away. Hope to get the chance to see this beauty for myself one day.

  9. Very beautiful scenery! It’s like one of those classy James Bond destinations. In fact, the estate depicted in the 5th photo looks like Mr. White’s residence in Casino Royale. We would love to visit Lake Como and sail/kayak here. 🙂

  10. Lake Como looks so ethereal, no wonder you experienced so many lovely moments there. Indeed travel gives you some of these amazing experiences that no words can actually do full justice to. These are moments that can only be experienced, treasured and cherished for a long, long, time.

  11. We were in Italy 3 months back and explored so many gorgeous cities. I wish I had heard about Lake Como before coz this looks like a dream. Mornings look so gorgeous and waking up to those views would have been amazing.

  12. “Wow. Just wow,” I kept saying out loud as I read your post. My husband asks me what I am “wowing” about and I show him the picture from the balcony in the morning section. He follows with, “Wow!” As we plan our 5 year anniversary trip, we will have to add Como to our list of destinations!

  13. I love Lake Como – my parents have a holiday home in Abruzzo now so we tend to spend our summer’s there but i would love to go back up to explore Como and Cards again sometime.

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