One of the great advantages of living in Switzerland is its central proximity to other European countries. For example, one can enjoy a quick getaway to the scenic region of Lake Como over the course of one weekend.
“Bella Italia” awaits just 10 minutes away by car from the Swiss-Italian canton of Ticino. Beautiful and quite large (around 145 km), Lake Como has lots to offer to every visitor. The lake itself is adorned with numerous boats and ancient villas, many of which now serve as private properties, hotels, museums and event venues. The romantic restaurants, beautiful gardens and picturesque narrow streets personally enchanted me the most.
Let me share with you some photos I took during my short trip to the region. I visited the following lovely little towns: Menaggio, Griante, Tremezzina (home to the beautiful Villa Carlotta and its botanic garden), Lenno, Varenna, Cernobio, Moltrasio and Bellagio (home to the gardens of Villa Melzi).
With all the beauty this region of Italy has to offer, it’s no wonder Hollywood stars often come here for vacation. In fact, Madonna and George Clooney love it so much, they even own Italian homes in this area.