Archive for the ‘Photos and webcams etc’ Category

There’s a webcam in the village of Nesso.

Nesso Webcam

It takes a snapshot 6 times a day, and if you are using Internet Explorer you can click on each image to put it in the main window (I’m a Firefox user myself, but do use Explorer for this one thing…)
In the far distance on the other side of Lake Como, you can see the end of the village of Laglio (where George Clooney lives, although his place isn’t quite in sight!) and the buildings just visible on the far right are part of the pretty village of Brienno….this is a closer shot of Brienno with one of the planes from the Aero Club Como just about to take off….(unfortunately, I chopped off the church tower in this pic, but you get the idea…)

Brienno taken from the apartment window

Read Full Post »

Friends of ours with their 2 children stayed in Nesso in August and sent us some of their pictures.
This is a lovely picture taken from right by where the ferry stops in Nesso.

Nesso by the ferry
On one of the days they took the ferry over to Argengo and then took the cable car up to Pigra….

Cable Car to Pigra View from Pigra Cable Car

The cable car is quite old and quaint, but rather like going up in a ski lift….they shut for a while around midday, so it’s good to check the times up and down….As you can see, you get an amazing view….as long as you are OK with heights!
Cable Car!
When you get up to Pigra, apart from the amazing views, you can walk from there and get a meal in the village.
Another recommended day out was to take the ferry over to Lenno (which is just next to Villa Balbienello, where they filmed some scenes from Star Wars-Attack of the Clones). There’s a beach (lido) there with a bar, and restaurant….
As you can see….a good time was had by all! Lido di Lenno

Another place we’d heard about, but haven’t been to ourselves, is the Jungle Raider Park. It’s a fantastic adventure park, which is really a big obstacle course in the trees.
It’s not far from Nesso (in Civenno Park, Piano Rancio near Magreglio) and the team there are very hot on the safety and also speak English.
Jungle Raider Joe Mick, Joe and Amy had a great time up in the trees…here’s Joe doing his stuff, looking like he’s been raiding jungles all his life! Not sure that this is a typically Italian pastime, but good fun!

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: