We left Milano Centrale for Como, and from there got on a ferry boat (car ferry) which went up the lake to Tremezzo/Cadenabbia; our stop. We had made reservations at a hotel, per our last Milan Airbnb host’ recommendations. They told us the ferries made frequent stops at this town and it was a very nice hotel. They were correct.
We arrived on a cold, rainy, foggy day and it was still breathtakingly gorgeous. The surrounding mountains were shrouded in clouds, mysteriously, and there was a stillness and an air of quiet that was very restful after the hustle and bustle of Milan.
Our hotel offered us a free upgrade when we arrived, and we had a huge terrace overlooking the lake, which was a wonderful surprise!
We decided to immediately get to work investigating the lake (cough cough, looking for George Clooney, cough cough), and walked down to the ferry pier to cross the lake to Bellagio.
The next day we awoke to clear blue skies. If I thought the lake was beautiful on a cloudy, gloomy, rainy day? It was unimaginably spectacular on a clear day! We decided to buy the “day pass” which means you can get on and off the ferries between Tremezzo/Cadenabbia, Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio. We started in Varenna because I’d read that it had a medieval part of town, and I was intrigued. Varenna did not disappoint. We LOVED Varenna!
And then we went to Menaggio, another cute little lakeside town…
Saturday morning was our last breakfast in the hotel, and last views of the lake….
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief sojourn on the lake, exploring the charming lakeside villages and traversing the lake via ferry. The scenery is stunning. But I must admit to a bit of disappointment- I never did see George Clooney.