Lake Como (or Lago di Como, in Italian) is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are few places in the world where it feels like God actively spends his free time. Especially when we are talking about Italy, the place where beauty is born. The lake is everything it’s cracked up to be and more. It’s a peaceful mountain top retreat, accessible through a sleepy passage of cottages, and small cities. Looking back on this trip, there’s a reason why a Las Vegas casino, George Clooney, and artist throughout the ages, claim this lake as part of their identity.
Here are five tips to consider when navigating your way to Lake Como.
These five tips are taken directly from my travel notes. If you find any other suggests would be helpful, please leave them in a comment below.
Today, in Rome, I was finishing some things on my to-do list, and planned on leaving tomorrow for Bologna. My plan was to take the bus up north, as research for a future blog post, but as I was investigating the bus timetables, an advertisement caught my eye. The ad featured the new train system called Italo. The train is the first privately owned, and operated train system in Italy. The train is pioneered, designed, and built by Ferrari.
(Click here to access the Italo site.)
The new service caught my eye and I couldn’t refuse the opportunity to ride. To be completely honest with you I’m writing this blog post while on the train.
Here are the 6 reasons Italo is the best ticket in town, and why you should test drive.
The train is a great new way to get around Italy. It will be there first high speed train system to reach Venice (no more Harry Potter trains). In the back of my mind, I wonder if Italo can keep their service, and amenities fresh with consistency. Only time will tell. However, I bet it will be the new standard in Italian railway travel.
The call to action, you must take it for a test-drive!
The first time I tried to get from point A to point B in Rome I failed miserably. The city was so busy and not clear marked – or so I thought – to properly direct me anywhere. Yesterday I caught up with a friend who just spent the past year traveling the world. Her trip was very missional in focus and she spent a lot of time helping orphanages, fighting against human trafficking, and working a variety of building projects. During out conversation, I brought up how much I like Rome, She immediately said “I hated Rome.” I was surprised, especially after seeing a huge chunk of the world. She said “It was too busy and it took me forever to find things I wanted to see.”
It made me realize that she was right. I have spent so much time in Rome that I forgot how difficult it is to navigate the intercity. As I thought about it most of the cities I visited for the first time were a headache to try and “figure out” for the first time.
Here are just a few European cities I had trouble navigating the first time through:
Most of these cities are fairly straight forward and I realize everyone’s’ struggles are different. For me traveling came with a learning curve.
Here are 6 intercity preparations I make before traveling to a new city – or an old one.
The preparation time you have before a trip will make or break you. These tips save time and allow for smooth navigation while traveling.
Question of the day:
In your opinion, what is the worst city to try and navigate?