isola comacina

November 18, 2011
Isola Comacina is a tiny island right off the left leg of Lake Como-- probably less than 200 meters at the shortest distance from the main land. So we swam there.
just swimmin'
Just kidding. I can hardly tread water (much to the chagrin of my former water polo-playing boyfriend), but we did swim and I did consider the idea. Giacomo was the only one who swam to the other side and made friends with the kids jumping off the dock.

I alternated between swimming and sunbathing on a big rock à la The Little Mermaid. (See large rock above).
on the island
from the island
It was a peaceful little island with beautiful views of the surrounding lake. I don't think I could get tired of it. Tiny hill-tiered houses against a backdrop of the Alps and the bluest water you've ever seen? Nope. I'd never tire of that.
la chiesa
view of the lakeside town
just hangin' out
cute little family
So, for the concluding post of my mini Lake Como series, I'll leave you with this:
new life goal
If I can have a life where I own the tiniest of boats whose sole purpose is to serve as my buoy while I nap in the sun on the shore of somewhere beautiful, I'll know it was a good life.

PS - Kim has been posting the most beautiful photos of her and Andre's trip to San Francisco a few weeks ago. I make a little appearance in this post, this post, and this post! (We had a lot of fun together). Happy Weekend!


  1. sun bathing on a rock sounds just divine right now..

  2. I am sitting here with my mouth agape because the Alps+the water is insanely gorgeous.

  3. It's lovely there <3

  4. You take the most beautiful photos.

  5. fabulous photos! wish i was in the sunshine


  6. this reminds me of summer so much!
    Miss the warmer days!!! :(

  7. Oh Celeste, I can never keep tabs of where you are! I can't wait to see you on Tuesday. Hot chocolate? Thrifting? Overall joy?

  8. Thank you, Celeste! You're the sweetest. xox

  9. Celeste, this is seriously the kind of life I want. I just want to chill and relax in Italy, preferably in a boat....<3 sighhh

  10. Wow. I want that life too. This place looks like an old-world paradise, and your photos are so beautiful!