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Here’s a piece from the Herald newspaper, written by a journalist who stayed in Nesso on Lake Como and did some walking and foragin

The Herald Magazine

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If you want to see a stunning view like this, over Como town, but don’t fancy a long and steep walk

Como from Brunate

you can take the Funicular (funicolare, in Italian) up to Brunate from Como. This picture was taken a few years ago, but the view never fails to impress me; it feels like you could be flying!

I’ve just found this website about the Funicolare, which has lots of information about it (it was opened in 1894) Some of the info is a little out of date,  but it will give you an idea of the opening times and you can ‘enjoy’ the interesting translation into English.

Brunate is the start of the long walking trail from Como to Bellagio (this link has the all the info about it) but you can just do a short walk from the top of the funicular.

 

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Although the traditional season for Lake Como runs from about March to September/October it is very beautiful all the year round, although many attraction are closed out of season. If you just want an Italian getaway or fancy some walking high above the lake do consider coming outwith the traditional holiday time.

There’s a lovely route marked walk that goes along the ridge, all the way from Como to Bellagio. with great views. I’ll be putting the details either on the website or the blog in the not too distant future. You could easily split it up into sections and walk down to the road to catch the bus back to Nesso at the end of the day. We think that it would make a great Lake Como walking holiday, especially out of the main season, when the weather is cooler….
I’ll finish with a picture I took in November 2006. It’s up by the cyclists church (Madonna del Ghisallo, an amazing place, full of bicyles, photos etc) and the cycling museum which is at height of 754 metres.

View from Madonna del Ghisallo – Nov 2006.

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