Lake Como, Italy. A short trip report
When I found out that my lovely wife was shooting a wedding at the Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como I was on my best behaviour to get picked to assist her on the weekend away. I mean, who wouldn’t want a weekend away to the place where scenes from Star Wars and James Bond were filmed. I had helped her on a previous destination wedding in Spain earlier that year and so had to be on my best behaviour to make the cut ahead of friends who were keen to muscle in.
I made the cut once again and so we headed off for the 4-day trip. Staying at a fantastic B&B in Lenno, which is just around the corner from the villa, we spent the first day scouting sites and taking photos. It is such a tranquil and calming place as you walk around the edges of the lake watching the ferries and water taxis journey to small alcoves of civilisation wedged against the mountains.
The lake reminds me of so many of the great lakes of northern Europe with the calm waters sandwiched in by tall craggy mountains. People tend to live in small villages perched on the sides of these mountains and have beautiful views from all vantage points in their village.
To have a look at the splendiferous wedding photography that Anneli captured on this trip: CLICK HERE
Wayne “Skywalker” Marinovich
The view from our B&B was so typical of European cities and makes for great urban photography. Balconies, colourful shutters and laundry
Narrow alleyways and cobbled streets
Countless Villas lined the lake
Villages wedged up against the mountains
A lake-scape taken in the early morning
Silhouette on Lake Como
Our home base for the four days
Ferry point for Lenno, Lake Como
Cobbled streets and buildings
Retro piano accordion in the BnB
The wedding venue – Villa del Balbianello
Arriving at the villa, by boat of course
Villa del Balbianello views
The wedding party discussing stuff…
No words needed
Have flip-flops, must travel
Nice study to write the next novel
Water taxi to Villa del Balbianello
The Gardens are something else. A view from every vantage point
Master Photographer at work. Which location to choose?
Villa del Balbianello Gardens. A scene from “Casino Royale” was filmed here as James Bond recuperated in a wheelchair on this patch of lawn
Statues and Mountains, Lake Como
Lake Como views
Villages and mountains, Lake Como
Yes, it’s a door, but I like it
A small summer retreat
Must have a boat on a lake.
Tremezzina, Lake Como
Morning espresso at the Bar Roma, Tremezzina
Tiles and archways
The town of Como