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The Italian Lakes - Lake Como & Around (PDF Chapter)
Set in the shadow of the snow-covered Rhaetian Alps and hemmed in on both sides by steep, verdant hillsides, Lake Como is perhaps the most spectacular of the three major lakes, lit-tered with picture-postcard villages including exquisite Bellagio and Varenna.
- explore Como’s bustling plazas and hidden medieval lanes
- wander the scenic waterfront of Varenna, then climbing to the hilltop fortress of Castello di Vezio for superlative views
- imagine how 19th-century aristocrats lived overlooking the gorgeous gardens of fabled Vil-la Carlotta
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Como, Triangolo Lariano, Bellagio, Torno, Lake Como West Bank, Cernobbio, Moltrasio & Laglio, Argegno, Ossuccio & Isola Comacina, Lenno, Tremezzo, Menaggio & Val Menaggio, Rezzonico, Gravedona, Peglio & Domaso, Lake Como East Bank, Correno Plinio, Varenna, Valtellina, Lake Lugano, Lugano (Switzerland) & Around, Bellinzona.
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