After visiting Venice and Rome we were ready for some time outside of the city. Life can get hectic when you are in the city, especially in Rome where there is so much to do, and you feel like you should go for it, and take it all in.
So, we rented a car in Lucca, and drove North to spend a 3-day weekend in Lake Como. What a crazy drive! Italian drivers are rather unpredictable. There is not much warning of change, and it all moves rather quickly. Transport trucks swerve without warning, high powered BMW’s and Mercedes appear out of nowhere. Driving in Italy requires extreme attention. In general, my solution was to drive fast to Lake Como, which I am quite used to doing, eyes focused on the road and all obstacles.
When you arrive at the South end of Lake Como, you begin the drive up the coast, which is almost entirely inside tunnels. Felt very unreal, much like a video game in there. You pop out for a quick view here and there, but before we knew it we were at the North West end of the lake where we were staying.
Lake Como has many small towns on its perimeter. We stayed on a mountainside in a very small town named Bugiallo, which was a 10 minute drive up the hill from Sorico and Gera Lario. It offered a great view South.
Here is the local church which had an incredible sequence of ringing from the bells.
While doing some work, a flash storm past by…
Here I am fixing a situation from afar, and surprisingly with a smile.
A striking rainbow appeared!
Nice view of the mountains with a crisp blue sky.
And another view of the lake…