|Photo: The snowy Swiss Alps stand behind a villa on Lake Como|
We started our day with a boat tour of part of Lake Como. The driver pointed out villas owned by the rich and famous and locations where movies were shot. I couldn't keep the names and villas straight, but I did enjoy the beautiful scenery.
|Photo: A lakefront villa has many arbovitae plants growing around it|
|Photo: The perspective from the back of the boat: the wake, and the villas on the side of the mountains|
The temperature was brisk, but it wasn't raining (nor snowing!) I very much enjoyed time on the lake, and I also enjoyed the couple of hours we spent exploring the town of Como after the boat ride.
We tried to visit the Volta Museum, but it was closed at the time we were there, so we spent our time just wandering through cute little old cobblestone streets.
|Photo: The front of the Volta Museum, with a tall columned porch at the entrance|
|Photo: A narrow, cobblestone street in Como|
|Photo: The Civic Museum features a huge green door, with a little door inside the big door|
|Photo: The same door as in the above photo, only from the inside. I'm standing next to the smaller door, and have to duck to go through.|
|Photo: Faded red shutters are surrounded by trim that has a simple flower pattern. The walls appear to have been stenciled, both in overall patterns (different patterns for different areas), and also with the occasional decorative square|
|Photo: Sign outside restaurant advertising a 7 course dinner, followed by pre-dessert, dessert, and a home-made pastry|