To get around (or across) Lake Como there were two options – Driving. Hmmm. Or catching the Ferry.
On Lake Como I found the batelli the easiest way to get from one side of the lake to the other.
The local ferries are a quick and efficient way to travel between the villages and towns dotted around the lake.
I loved being out on the water and was able to admire some of the smaller villages, whilst relaxing and gazing in awe at the spectacular mountains all around me!
Residents going to and from work, cyclists and tourists all line up at the many ferry wharfs around the lake to board the ferries every day.
There are slow ferries, rapido ferries and ferries that look like they are from days gone by 🙂
You can even use the traghetti (car ferry) to transport your car between one side of the lake and the other!
We never had to wait too long for a ferry, although none of the services we caught coordinated with the timetable 🙂
They were definitely running on Italian time……
Have you been to Lake Como?
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