Springtime in the City of Como

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Como city is situated at the south end of the western leg of the upside down “Y” that is the shape of Lake Como. It is undeniably the very best time to visit the lake’s most populated city.

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I love visiting the Villa Olmo (which often has an art show featuring the work of masters) and it’s lakefront garden of sculptures, gum-dropped shaped greenery and fantastic show of flowers.

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From the villa, situated a little north of the city, there is a long promenade that passes by other historic villas, beautiful views of the lake, the opposite mountain where the funicular takes visitors to the village of Brunate above, and past the seaplane school.

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The crowds & traffic have not arrived yet.

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The monuments at the park along the waterfront are spectacular, and the brilliance of the new growth takes my breath away.Image

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ImageThe Alesandro Volta Museum (Volta best known for his invention in 1800 of the first device to produce a continuous electric current) – is especially beautiful to me and the scientific instruments on display inside are fascinating and obviously very unique.

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The old city itself is inside ancient Roman walls and Como can brag about it’s elegant cathedral, which took about 300 years to complete. Loaded with art, tapestries, stained glass & numerous sculptures, – it is a must see.

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~ by mylakecomo on April 3, 2014.

3 Responses to “Springtime in the City of Como”

  1. Excellent photos!! Amazing!! Great colors!

  2. The flowers and buildings are astounding!

  3. Beautiful Photos Nancy!!! Can’t wait to come back 🙂

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