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“.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!