Villa Views from the Waterside on Lake Como (Part Three)

Villa Balbiano

Villa Balbiano

While preparing for my trip to Travelux 2018, I was given several options for excursions during my time at Lake Como. Despite flirting with the option of driving a red Ferrari, or a cooking class with a famed chef at Villa d'Este, I chose the boat ride around the shores of Lake Como. My decision was easy when I thought about capturing images of the stunning views of villages, villas and the natural beauty around Lago di Como.  This classically beautiful Villa Balbiano, above, is where our final event for Travelux 2018 was held. It was magnificent and will be featured in an upcoming blog post.

The weather worked it's chamelon magic and we experienced a few showers, snow on the mountainside and bursts of pale sunshine which my iPhone 8s captured beautifully. Ahhh, spring in Lake Como! As you will see through these images, the very best way to get a view of Lake Como is from the water. 

George Clooney's Villa Olendra appears to be the essence of living 'la dolce vita'. Our guide told us that when the curtains are up on the circular gazebo and the white boat is anchored out front, the Clooneys are usually in residence. 


Villa Balbianello is one of my favorite villas on Lake Como. During warmer months the grounds, lush with green, the vibrant flowers, especially lavender wisteria, create a showy accent to the classical structures of the villa.  

The Ferrari experience, on our final day of Travelux 2018, looked like a blast! Despite the rush of a powerful engine, I'm glad I chose the boat tour for this trip. Being out on the water is always my favorite way to see a place, plus, the images I captured help me relive this immersive experience at Lake Como.

Next time, I'll drive the Ferrari!

When you write the story of two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como.
— Franz Liszt


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Thank you to the team at Travelux 2018 for making this trip extraordinary.