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July 01, 2011

I took a short trip to Lake Como. Lake Como is a lake of glacial origin in Lombardy, Italy. It is the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. At over 400 m (1320 ft) deep it is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the bottom of the lake is more than 200 metres (656 ft) below sea-level.

Lake Como is surrounded by gigantic mountains. The mountain sides are adorned with beautiful villas that extend towards the lake shores, it was amazingly beautiful! Breathtaking!  I took a boat ride from Lecco to Bellagio, then from there to Varenna. Despite the forecast of perfect weather, sure enough, rain fell for most of my trip. Either way, Lake Como is a definite must see in any weather.

See pictures below:

  

 

 

That’s it for this week, Ciao!


 

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July 29, 2011

I spent all week working on a conference paper and making arrangements for my travels back to the US. This week concludes a very challenging yet valuable journey for me both academically and culturally.  I appreciate the support received from the graduate students, staff and professors at UNIMI, they made my stay productive, culturally rich and enjoyable. I will absolutely miss the people, coffee and Gelato, if only I could take back Gelato to last a year!

Although it’s time to sojourn home, I leave with a strong foundation set for research to continue and enough happy memories to last a life time. Saluti!

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