Lake Como, Italy

I’m a chronic embellish-er and I typically fall further towards the “overly dramatic” end of the emotional spectrum. (Your classic Virgo problem, we’re either utterly obsessed or completely disinterested.)

This means I very often use words like “obsessed,” “stunning,” “OMGLOVE,” or “magical” when I talk about a place I’ve been. And I started to wonder if me always using these fluffy words to describe everywhere was detracting from the times when I actually mean it.

So, let me make something crystal clear: WHEN IT COMES TO BEAUTY, LAKE COMO IS UNPARALLELED.

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There is just nowhere like this in Italy. There are other beautiful places of course, and certainly other lakes, but the combination of incredible scenery, charm, welcoming people, sunshine-y days, and grandiose villas seals the deal for me.

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Our favorite little towns were Bellagio, Colonno, Tremezzo, Varenna, Cernobbio, Sala Comacina, and Laglio, all of which (except Cernobbio) are around the spot where Lake Como splits.

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I think this is the best spot because it lets you see the hills around the lake AND the snow capped Alps towards the north all at the same time.

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One of our favorite days was a tour around Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo.

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I mean, just look at this backdrop!

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All around the lake, roses and honeysuckle were blooming, which made for the most incredible smells.

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Over the course of the week, I fell in love with two villas. They both had prime lakeside plots, but this one in Colonno was slightly more rustic, with rose bushes and iron fences and a very sweet man out sunbathing.

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Then there was this guy…

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…which I found out later belongs to Sir Richard Branson and can only be reached by boat or helicopter. No wonder I liked it so much, utter privacy!

Oh, and if you have to work while you’re on the road (like we do!), there’s simply no better place to do it.

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