Cernobbio: Lay of the Land

Apr 25th, 2014, 05:49 AM
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Cernobbio: Lay of the Land

I've been virtually "flying" over Cernobbio on Google Earth and can't come up with an answer to a nagging question: Is there a town center? If yes, is it a long walk from the dock?
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Apr 25th, 2014, 06:40 AM
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There's only a small center of town, but the dock for the ferry is right there.
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Apr 25th, 2014, 07:56 AM
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The layout of Cernobbio may not be what you might imagine. Most of the shopping and eating takes place just north of Piazza Mazzini. "Old Town" is just a short walk north from the ferry dock. If you want to see precisely where the dock is located, Google "Navigazione Lago di Como, Gestione Governativa, Piazza Risorgimento, Cernobbio.
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Apr 25th, 2014, 11:40 AM
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I went back on Google Earth, following your instructions NYCFoodSnob. I ended up in the same place as yesterday, which is Piazza Mazzini (roundabout).

I think we'll skip Cernobbio. Thank you for clearing this up for me.
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Apr 25th, 2014, 11:54 AM
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I never know what to say about someone experiencing different results with Google. Usually, it's a browser issue. I use Firefox (mostly), and the dock location comes up on the map and the satellite versions.

IMO, Cernobbio is not a must-see city. The area near the lake is spread out and almost suburban/park like (except for Old Town), and you really need a car to explore higher elevations. There are some beautiful homes, but I already own a beautiful home, so viewing other people's houses is not a favorite pastime of mine. I find that activity tacky.
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Apr 28th, 2014, 10:36 AM
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We stayed in Cernobbio our last night of a May 2012 trip. Mostly to make it slightly easier to get to the airport early the next morning, and, I wanted to see the Villa Olmo exhibit as well as the Concorso d'Eleganza.

It was nice enough but not a place I'd clamor to run back for a visit (other than to see the above in different years). It's not the prettiest part of Lake Como.
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Apr 28th, 2014, 11:58 AM
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Thanks, flygirl. We leave on Wednesday: Venice, Lago di Garda, Lago di Como, Lago Maggiore.

Hope the weather cooperates!
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Apr 28th, 2014, 12:11 PM
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Very nice! Where are you staying on Lake Garda?
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Apr 28th, 2014, 02:28 PM
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Hotel La Vittoria, right on the lake in the town of Garda. Photos and reviews are good - we'll see.
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