Today I’m sharing our vlog that we made in the French Riviera and Lake Como. I’m also sharing our itinerary details and all of the blog posts I made about the trip with our travel tips and advice for the region down below.
Tyler and I finally put together a vlog from our trip to the French Riviera and Lake Como in the fall of 2019.
To give a brief overview of this trip: we went to the French Riviera and Lake Como in September of 2019 when Charlotte was 10 months old. She was at the perfect age, and this turned out to be the perfect trip, honestly.
We spent five days in the South of France and stayed in the charming town of Antibes. Antibes was a perfect base for this trip because it was only 20 minutes from the airport in Nice which is where we flew into. Antibes is SUCH charming town. Don’t be surprised if I move back there later in life (kind of not kidding).
During our five days in Antibes, we explored Nice, Villefranche-Sur-Mer, and Cap-Ferrat. We spent every morning strolling Antibes’ Old Town, eating fresh food, and watching Char discover baguettes (this became the theme of the trip).
Then, we drove up to Lake Como in Italy (this drive took about 5 hours) and stayed in a gorgeous old castle in a tiny town called Torno. We spent each day ferrying around the lake, drinking bellinis, and eating pizza from the same spot every single night on our patio. We flew home out of Milan which was less than an hour’s drive away–also very easy.
I’m going to link all of the blog posts from this trip because I go way more in-depth on each area. Also linking my master list of tips for traveling with a baby.
The Perfect Antibes Travel Guide
Day Trip to Villefranche-Sur-Mer and Cap-Ferrat
How to Spend Four Days in Lake Como
26 Lifesaving Tips for Traveling with a baby in Europe
A not surprising but very necessary disclaimer: we aren’t amazing with video, lol. Our camera is supposed to be really awesome for video, though, so we decided to try to take a bunch of clips on that trip. We finally buckled down and put all the footage together last week. But fair warning, it’s very (VERY) amateur level.
It’s a pre-weekend pick me up: just a little note with links to the latest blog posts, what I’m reading lately, and products I’m obsessed with. Think of it as a friend dropping off a surprise latte in the morning--you know?
Hi!! We are also planning a south France/ lake Como trip for our anniversary and this post was a godsend. Just curious, how would you compare lake Como with Amalfi Coast? One your prefer over the other? Thanks!
Hi Angel! What a wonderful anniversary trip! Both areas are stunning. You truly can’t go wrong. Lake Como is more peaceful than Amalfi–it’s a place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet (especially if you choose a smaller town like Torno). The Amalfi Coast is much more “bustling” if that makes sense. There is more to do on the Amalfi Coast, and the coastline is unlike anywhere I’ve been in the world. It is staggeringly beautiful, and the vibe in Southern Italy is FUN. It is busier, though, especially in the summer months. I recommend Ravello as a base in Amalfi if you go that direction because it is the most serene of the towns on the coast. Kind of the best of both worlds.
To sum it up: we have been to both places now. If we could go anywhere for our 10 year anniversary, I’d choose Ravello in Amalfi. But Lake Como might make more sense for your trip since it’s closer to the South of France! I hope that was helpful!!!