When we went to Lake Como, Frau Hilda got to ride her first ferry. It is not her first time on a boat…she was ironically imported from South Carolina.
Because Lake Como is long and twisty (it resembles the body of a man), they have a network of boats and ferries so it is easy to traverse between towns on opposite coasts, saving time.
Bellagio is located where the legs meet. Apparently there is a catchy Italian poem about this, but we didn’t hear it when we were there.
When we drove in, it was no big deal – we just passed through Como and continued up the left leg until we reached the village. However, the drive was super hair raising and we didn’t necessarily want to repeat it. Also, our destination was Lake Lugano which was due-west of Bellagio. Luckily for us, they had car ferries between Bellagio and Cadenabbia (left side of mid lake) every 20 minutes.
It only cost 19 euro for Frau Hilda, Gabe and I to ride. We thought that was a smokin’ deal. The ride was only about 15 minutes but saves us about an hour or two in driving time for where we were going.
Frau Hilda was joined by a fancy car. I guess these folks didn’t want to risk driving their antique Bentley on the curvy roads, either!
I am a ferry veteran. We used to take the Cape May-Lewes one each summer to travel between New Jersey down to the beaches of Delaware. However, this was Gabe’s first time. He loved it.
What do you think of ferries?