Of all Italian lakes Lake Como is certainly the most loved by artists and voyagers of every time.

The Lake Como can only be compared to some great master’s poem, in which every scene is different from the one which went before, yet all sustain the same supreme level of grandeur and delight. Passion and pathos, energy and repose, light and shadow, the terrible and the tender, in their utmost intensity...
— (T.W.M. Lund, Como and the Italian lake-land)
A spectacle expressly created for the pleasures of the eyes..., a shakespearian landscape, all the feelings of nature come together here, and greatness predominates…
— (Gustave Flaubert, Voyage en Italie)


Enchanting moments when the voice of the world is still.
 

Je reviendrais souvent sur ce lac sublime; rien d’aussi beau ne peut se voir au monde, du moins pour mon cœur. À quoi bon aller chercher le bonheur, il est là sous mes yeux!
— (Stendhal, La Charteuse de Parme)
 

Do you want to see more on Lake Como? Read my books about it:
 

Villas, Parcs et Jardins en Italie

Photographies Patrizia Bellei
Texte Philippe Berthier
Ed. La Renaissance Du Livre

Lac de Côme sur les traces de Stendhal

Photographies Patrizia Bellei
Texte Philippe Berthier
Ed. La Renaissance Du Livre