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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Walk from Villa Carlotta to Lenno

If you are looking for a relaxing and enjoyable walk along the western shore of Lake Como, you might want to try the route from Villa Carlotta to Lenno. This walk will take you through some of the most beautiful and charming places on the lake, where you can admire the art, history, and nature of this region. The walk starts from the magnificent Villa Carlotta, a 17th-century villa that houses a museum and a botanical garden. The museum displays a collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture, and porcelain from different periods and styles, while the garden features over 500 species of plants, flowers, and trees from all over the world. You can spend some time exploring the elegant rooms of the villa, the chapel and the mausoleum of the Sommariva family, and the romantic garden, which offers stunning views of the lake and the mountains. From Villa Carlotta, you follow the road that runs parallel to the lake, passing through several small towns and beaches. You can stop at any of them to have a snack, a drink, or a swim. Along the way, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the clear blue water, the picturesque villages, and the impressive mountains that frame them. The walk ends in Lenno, a cozy town with a Romanesque church, a lively market, and a scenic bay. Lenno is also the starting point for the Greenway del Lago, a walking trail that connects several villages on the lake. The walk from Villa Carlotta to Lenno is about 4 km long and takes about an hour to complete. It is suitable for everyone, including families with children and pets. It is a great way to discover the beauty and diversity of Lake Como and to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable day.