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Flowers on a Windowsill

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Lecco: Between Lake Como and the Alps

Want to see (and, in winter, ski) the Alps? Get off the train in Lecco and walk across the station parking lot to the bus stand in via Montello, where the #5 bus departs, roughly every hour, for the Funivia (you can buy bus tickets at the newsstands inside or outside the railway station, or on Read More…

Want to see (and, in winter, ski) the Alps? Get off the train in Lecco and walk across the station parking lot to the bus stand in via Montello, where the #5 bus departs, roughly every hour, for the Funivia (you can buy bus tickets at the newsstands inside or outside the railway station, or on the bus itself, though that will cost more).

Take the #5 all the way up the hill to the end of the line at the Funivia (cable car). Take the cable car to Piani d’Erna:

…where you will find ski facilities, restaurants, hotels, bars, and an unbeatable view of this end of Lake Como (above).

Pizzo d'Erna, Aug 22 2004

Tourist Information for Lecco

Gallery: Milan Central Station

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Milan’s Central railway station is a grand example of Fascist architecture, though these days it can be hard to see under all the advertising…

Some Lesser-Known Places to Visit in Italy

A typical Italian beach Bergamo, Bergamo gallery Bormio again Campo Imperatore Cartoceto, Le Marche Castelli Chianti Greve Ferrari Museum gallery Tuscany gallery Chiavenna photo gallery Lake Como Region Lecco Mantova Maranello Milano Montepulciano Montorfano Pitigliano Rome San Pellegrino Siena Torino Venice Viterbo Volterra Walks canete to tabia dasci, photo gallery giumello valsassina, photo gallery You might also like: Read More…

A typical Italian beach

BergamoBergamo gallery

Bormio

Campo Imperatore

Cartoceto, Le Marche

Castelli

Chianti

Chiavenna photo gallery

Lake Como Region

Lecco

Mantova

Maranello

Milano

Montepulciano

Montorfano

Pitigliano

Rome

San Pellegrino

Siena

Torino

Venice

Viterbo

Volterra

Walks

Where Goats Go on Summer Vacation: Alpe Giumello & Valcava

An expedition to Alpe Giumello and Valcava, just above Lake Como. Full of goats grazing on the rich Alpine summer grass. When cold weather comes, they will be moved to lower pastures, a process called transumanza. You might also like: Some Lesser-Known Places to Visit in Italy Bellagio: “Beauty and Comfort” on Lake Como Lake Read More…

panoramic view from Alpe Giumello, Italy

An expedition to Alpe Giumello and Valcava, just above Lake Como. Full of goats grazing on the rich Alpine summer grass. When cold weather comes, they will be moved to lower pastures, a process called transumanza.