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Lake Como and tourism

Bellagio - Lake Como

At the beginning of this atricle I want to show you one of the most beautiful lakes with beautiful countryside and mountains around.

Lake Como (Lago di Como or locally as Lario) is a lake situated in a Lombardy – Italy.

Dimensions of Lake Como are 146 km2, what means the third-largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. With more than 400 metres of deep, it´s one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres below sea level.

The famous online newspaper The Huffington Post mark the  Lake Como as the most beautiful lake of the world, incredibly boosting the fame and consequently tourism in this evocative place. Lake Como has been a popular retreat for a wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist and cultural attraction. It has many villas, palaces and beautiful prestige hotels – for example: Lake Como Tourism Hotels. About beautiful accommodation you will write below in the article, now I want to introduce more about this splended destination.

Geography, lake and mountains

The mountainous pre-alpine territory between the two southern arms of the lake (between Como, Bellagio, and Lecco) all knows as the Larian Triangle (Triangolo lariano). The Grigna, Resegone (1.855 m) Legnone (2.650 m) are the main mountain ranges on the East side of the lake, the Bregagno (2.092 m) and Berlinghera are on the western side of the lake and the San Primo mountain range lies in the Triangolo Lariano, the area in between the two branches of the lake. The northern branch begins at the town of Colico, while the towns of Comoand Lecco sit at the ends of the southwestern and southeastern branches respectively. The small towns of Bellagio,Menaggio and Lierna are situated at the intersection of the three branches of the lake: a triangular boat service operates between them. The Lierna area is an historical charming site of the lake with a white beach and a famous castle.

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Climate

Lake Como weather is generally mild and known for its Mediterranean climate, where are subtropical plants can grow whole year. In the winter, the lake helps to maintain a higher temperature in the surrounding region. Average daily temperatures range from about 2 °C in January to 30 °C in July. Water temperatures can reach an average of 24 °C during the month of July. Snowfall is erratic and primarily affects the higher elevations. Rainfall is heaviest in May and lowest during the winter months.

Accommodation

I mentioned above that I will introduce you (who yet/still don´t know) Hotel Miralago in Cernobbio (Lake Como Tourism Hotels), a 4-star hotel situated in a charming location on the shore of the Lake Como only 200 meters from Villa Erba and 4 km from Como. Thanks to its strategic location on the Lake Como, the Hotel Miralago is the right place where to stay for a holiday on the lake, surroundings mountains or on the other hand side for business travelers.

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According photos you can see Lake Como is destinated to be a absolutely popular tourist destination in each season and Cernobbio is one of the most preferred cities by visitors in Italy. The Hotel Miralago is located close to Villa Erba, a famous international conference centre.

The Hotel Miralago is easy to reach with any transport. From the airports of Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio and Lugano Agno, the Hotel Miralago in Cernobbio is really easy to find.

Actually even for golfers are in that area many golf courses which are close to the Hotel Miralago Cernobbio.

The Hotel Miralago in Cernobbio has 40 rooms with bathroom, telephone, television, minibar, air conditioning, all the comforts you need to have a pleasant stay on Lake Como. You can choose among different kinds of rooms: the Corner Room, the Deluxe Room and standard Room.

Complete information about accommodation you will find here: Lake Como Tourism Hotels

 

Have you ever been to Val Thorens?… No?… Huge mistake!

How Val Thorens (in the 3 valleys) becoming the European best ski resort?

It´s really simple. Perfect ski areas, nice resort, accomodation and services, activities and entertainment. But go step-by-step.

Val Thorens (in the france France) is the highest altitude resort in Europe and the highest point in the 3 Vallées ski area, the largest ski area in the world with over 600 kilometres of runs. It´s opened from the November to the May. The ski resort offers a multitude of routes – so you can ski in the sunshine for whole day. It´s ideal area for all mountain lovers. The ski area lets you to enjoy the most beautiful views in the Alps” (According to the Michelin Green Guide: a breath-taking 360° panoramic view over more than 100 Alpine summits. It is the best for ski holiday french alps. It’s a resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres.
Judge for yourself:

Your skiing three valleys will be unbelievable experience which you will remember for all rest of your life. In offer you can find real quality of itineraries with quality powder snow, up-to-the-minute ski lifts and perfectly groomed runs. You will welcome to the real snowsports paradise. Off-piste, ski touring, carving, snowpark, télémark skiing, boardercross – there’s something to suit everyone. More than 2,000 metres offers you nice vacations and relax with your favourite hobby. Their words comes true:” Val Thorens offers excellent conditions so you can enjoy yourself to the max”.

Next what you will really enjoy is val thorens Accomodation. On the site you can book the best offer from a lot of lodging – nice rooms, appartments, hotels or you can contact rental agencies. Just need your joice!

Next useful information you will find on the site – as interactive map, history, entertainment activities – ALL you need to know.

Val Thorens is a cosmopolitan, dynamic and constantly evolving resort that offers the best of skiing and the best of atmospheres! You can try spa, sports activities, paragliding, driver school, snowdriving on snowmobiles and bikes, toboggan and next activities.

In my opinion minimal once per life everyone must visit this place! Enjoy.

 

 

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Types of skiing

Many different types of skiing are popular, especially in colder climates. Skiing is most visible to the public during the Winter Olympic Games where it is a major sport. In skiing’s traditional core regions in the snowy parts of Scandinavia, as well as in places such as Alaska, both recreational and competitive skiing is as likely to refer to the cross-country variants as to the internationally downhill variants.

Alpine skiing

Alpine Freestyle: This kind of skiing employs the use of aerial acrobatics and balance, balance being necessary for rails. The use of rails is known as grinding or jibbing. Alpine freestyle was pioneered by Stein Eriksen in 1962. It developed in the 1970s into a style called Hotdogging. More recently, Alpine freestyle has evolved into the current style called Freeskiing or freestyle skiing, a new style of skiing that started in the late 1990s, specifically 1998 when the Salomon “Teneighty” twin-tip ski (the first successfully marketed twin-tip ski) flew off the shelves, changing the ski industry and culture forever. The very first twin-tip ski ever made remains the “Olin Mark IV comp”. In this type of skiing, skiers use jumps (also called kickers or launches) or rails to do aerial tricks. These tricks are reinvented and progressed in technique and style every day.

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Mountain climbing – Mountaineering

Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of walking, hiking, trekking and climbing up mountains. It is also sometimes known as alpinism, particularly in Europe. While it began as an all-out attempt to reach the highest point of unclimbed mountains, it has branched into specializations addressing different aspects of mountains and may now be said to consist of three aspects: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require great athletic and technical ability, and experience is also very important.

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Technique

Snow

While certain compacted snow conditions allow mountaineers to progress on foot, frequently crampons are required to travel efficiently over snow and ice. Crampons have 8-14 spikes and are attached to a mountaineer’s boots. They are used on hard snow (neve) and ice to provide additional traction and allow very steep ascents and descents. Varieties range from lightweight aluminum models intended for walking on snow covered glaciers, to aggressive steel models intended for vertical and overhanging ice and rock. Snowshoes can be used to walk through deep snow. Skis can be used everywhere snowshoes can and also in steeper, more alpine landscapes, although it takes considerable practice to develop strong skills for difficult terrain…

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