INFORMATION, NEWS AND CURIOSITIES
ON LAKE COMO
A few days ago, my son Leonardo said to me during dinner, 'Mum, did you know that today at the sailing course they told us that there is also an island in Lake Como? The Island Comacina!"
He was so excited about his discovery that yesterday I wanted to take him to see it.
So we took the 9.42 am ferry from Domaso and after a couple of hours we arrived on the island. We loved the sight of Lake Como...from the lake! It was wonderful to enjoy the landscape from the boat, with our villages lying on the shores and surrounded by green mountains. Even the weather was on our side: clear sky, sunshine and a bit of wind...what else?
When we arrived on the island, we started the tour at the Antiquarium: a multi-floor structure that welcomes visitors with a reception, bookshop and a museum displaying historical and archaeological artefacts found on the island. We were fascinated by how many people over the centuries have passed through here before us and transformed this area, leaving their mark each time. There was the possibility of getting guided tours, but we preferred to explore on our own, also because a guided tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance and we actually improvised! Guided by the paths of the Isola Comacina, you can enter into the lush nature of this place, and one can find along the way other remains of historical buildings and churches, surrounded by vegetation.
We also enjoyed the view of the lake and the coast from the island, which offered us a new viewpoint from which to observe our beautiful Lake Como. At some point we started feeling hungry, so we took the path to the beach and sat down to eat the sandwiches we had brought. But if you take the shuttle boat and go to the coast just in front of the island, you can find many restaurants with lake specialities.
We lay on the beach and relaxed a bit before finishing the tour and boarding the 4.28pm return boat.
Leonardo was delighted to have discovered and explored a new part of our Lake, a new part of what we like to call HOME.