Let’s Get Off This Island: Isola Comacina – Part Three


Hello again.  I want to apologize for leaving us for so long on the island.  Time drifts away easily out here around the lake.   But we must get off this island and back to our walk around the lake.  Before that, a little promo – I want to recommend that all visitors to the island eventually make their way to the museum in Ossuccio.


The finds from digs are on display here and are very impressive as they illustrate the diversity of culture & importance of this tiny little island dating back to around 200 BC.


The museum is one of the best opportunities to let the locals know that their efforts are appreciated to keep this precious piece of Italian history natural.  My apologies if I sound too preachy.  Just my way of saying the donations are well spent.


If you can make it to the popular ancient celebration of the Feast of St. John on 24 June, you will not be disappointed.


Back to finishing up our island walk.  As we started at the southern route we eventually come to one of my very favorite settings around the lake.  The first views of the Chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista at the north end and the north facing view from that point.



The digs continue to make progress.  These photos of the area next to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista were taken 3 years apart.

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Finishing the walk back to the pick up spot, we go along the eastern shore where the campanile of the Chiesa di S. Maddelena is visible with the orange museum building in front.  By the way, the staff in the museum will open up the locked doors of this ancient church for you.

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The seemingly always good looking & friendly Italian driver, picks us up, and we are back in Ossuccio.  I always enjoy a look back.


~ by mylakecomo on January 1, 2014.

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