A weekend by Lake Como

A weekend by Lake Como

Lake Como lies in the northern parts of Italy, close to the alps and not far from Switzerland. The lake is one of the deepest in Europe and has attracted many famous people over decades. Just 1.5h train ride from Milan Malpensa airport you will 

Menaggio, Lake Como

Menaggio, Lake Como

Lake Como is a popular tourist destination in northern Italy. Menaggio lies on the western branch of the lake and is a bit less known than the lake towns Bellagio and Varenna. I visited Lake Como for 5 days in the middle of July and stayed 

Things to do in Varenna, Lake Como

Things to do in Varenna, Lake Como

Varenna, I would say is the second most popular town around Lake Como. It is situated on the eastern coast of the lake overlooking Menaggio on the other side of the water. If you get here by boat you get a perfect view over the 

A day in Bellagio, Lake Como

A day in Bellagio, Lake Como

Bellagio is by many considered the pearl of Lake Como. Situated at the end of the peninsula of the up side down letter Y-shaped lake it has an excellent location for views over almost the whole lake. The town itself is pretty nice to look 

Pisa, Italy

Pisa, Italy

After Cinque Terre it was time for my last stop on my Italy trip, Pisa. I don’t think I have to mention what Pisa is famous for? Well, the leaning tower of course. Before I went to Pisa the things I had heard was that 

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

Manarola and Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

On my trip to Cinque Terre I was staying in Vernazza. But of course I had to visit the other four cities as well. Corniglia and Monterosso I got to see when I was hiking. The other two I went to in one afternoon (each) 

Hiking Corniglia – Vernazza

Hiking Corniglia – Vernazza

You are supposed to be able to hike between all the towns of Cinque Terre. But unfortunately the two trails in the east are closed right now due to some land slides and it takes some time to restore them. So on my trip, there 

Hiking Vernazza – Monterosso

Hiking Vernazza – Monterosso

I was really happy to be hiking the trails of Cinque Terre. I think the best time to go here for hiking is in the spring, like always, not too hot, not too cold. There are not only hikes along the ocean but also further 

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

This is Vernazza, the second town from the west of the five towns that makes Cinque Terre. This is the town I was staying in on my visit to Cinque Terre. After being in the inland of Italy for almost two weeks it was really nice 

Florence by night

Florence by night

When I was in San Marino I took some photographs with my small gorillapod and long shutter speeds. It had been some years since I last had done it, but it was really fun, and I really liked the outcome. So when I got to