Subject: Lake Como
Bellagio is the most convenient place to visit all the area, as it's linked with car and passenger ferries to both shores, thus saving a lot of driving time. Lodging is usually expensive at the lakeshore hotels, but there are inland ones and I've seen some room rental advertising. I guess you are aware mid-October in northern Italy usually means fog, but if you get some sun the lake area is wonderful. The most interesting part of the lake is the Bellagio peninsula, the western shore with its famous villas and the eastern part over Lecco. The north is somewhat less interesting. Bye