As we were having a breakfast, Ate Marife told us the weather is good and it’s a perfect time to have a picnic near a lake. Jaimarie suggested Lago di Como where they’ve been to previously with Ate Aileen (my other cousin who is now in the Philippines). Lago di Como, also known as Lario is one of the deepest lake in Europe, located at the northern part of Italy. It lies between Milan and the border of Switzerland. The lake has been a popular tourist attraction, especially for aristocrats and wealthy people. In fact, some famous celebrities such as George Clooney, Madonna and Sylvester Stallone to name a few have or had homes on the shores of Lake Como.
So after breakfast, they prepared some salad and sandwiches to bring to the Como. We left home at 11:00 in the morning, took a train from Stazione Ferrovie Nord Milano to Como. It takes about an hour to reach Como from Milano.
charming panoramic shot of Como Cathedral
small chapel behind Como Cathedral
We headed to the Como Cathedral, offered some thanksgiving prayers then proceeded to the park to get some fresh air and admire the stunning view of the lake and the mountains. The place was so green and so relaxing.
our family portrait
lovers in Como
After having snacks, we went to the Children’s Park to get our kids enjoy the mini train ride and park slides, which is my son’s favourite.
Then we had a leisurely stroll around the area, walked through Tempio Voltiano or The Volta Temple which is a museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, the inventor of battery who was born in this town.
Alessandro Volta Temple
There are actually a lot of things to do in Como, such as Funicular Railway, Pigra Cable Car, etc., but due to time constraints and having a one year old kid with us, we’re not able to do such things. We also need to catch the train back to Milan at 17:00 as we had to go to Switzerland.
Before we went back to the train station, we had the tastiest gelatos on earth, a must do while in Italy. Strawberry flavor and chocolates are my favourites.
We arrived in Milano at 18:15, took our luggages from home and headed to Duomo where we will meet my husband’s relatives who will take us to Lausanne, Switzerland.
Bye Milano for now. Arrivederci! Bienvenue Suisse!