Travel tips

Romantic Lake Como

Lake Como is one of the most charming lakes in Italy and it attracts multiple visitors around the world with its beautiful, tranquil and charming landscapes and fascinating nature. The ¨Y¨ shaped lake Como also known as Lago di Como in Italian, is a popular destination with its luxurious villas, magical villages hugging the shore, mountain trails, water sports, boat hopping, old-fashioned wine bars and famous celebrity residents such as George Clooney, Madonna, and Sylvester Stallone. The Lake Como is a heart of Italian restaurants, delis and shops and its highly known for its exceptional natural beauty and Renaissance architecture. The best time to visit Lake Como is from May to September.

The Lake Como has been attracting a diverse group for centuries. Its comprehensive and rich nature provides alternative ways to explore the lake and its surrounding landscape. Some visitors discover the lake from the water and enjoy the scenery by hopping on to the boat while others would rather head to the mountains and explore the area's beautiful trails. For the ones who come in search of local foods and wines there are variety of local restaurants and wineries lining the sparkling waterfront.

The Lake Como is conveniently reachable. There are two airports that are closest to the town of Como, Bergamo’s airport, Orio al Serio and Varese’s International Airport, Milan Malpensa where you can rent a car or take a train to reach the destination. Driving is the most popular way to move one place to another but train is also highly recommended. However both transportations are a great way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and catch a glimpse of Northern Italy.

For the decades, the Como has been one of the top romantic travel destination and impossible not to fall in love with. It is is situated close to the Swiss border and only 50 kilometers away from Milan. It is also close to the smaller towns such as Bellagio, Veranna, Tremezzo, and Lecco and many more. We are more than happy to share you some tips for your next visit in Lake Como.

EXPERIENCE THE REGION ON THE WATER


There is no better way to discover Lake Como than from the water. There are numerous boat rental companies that can take you for a nice private boat ride. The people are extremely friendly, so they are more than happy to show you the best places around and ensure you won't miss anything especially a glimpse of George Clooney's elegant villa which is located by the lake. A popular amusement among locals is water sport such as sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, so wouldn't it be fun give it a try and try those activities with local people?

EXPLORE THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES ALONG THE LAKES

Why not explore all the cute towns and villages near by during your holiday in Lake Como? The four charming towns Bellaggio, Varenna, Menaggio, and Tremezzo are situated in the heart of the Lake Como region. The best way to get around is to hop between towns by taking a local ferry which has been running since 1826 and its still one of the most commonly used transportation among the tourists. It is a great way to experience a panoramic view of the lake and its gorgeous villages. Walking down on the narrow cobbled streets which are built on the steep slopes will be also an alternative way to explore the lake’s many attractions. For the ones who come in search of boutiques, Como is the perfect place because you can find a full range of places to shop. When the weather gets the best of you the streets are lined with indigenous Italian restaurants and cute coffee places, so find a tranquil place to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you.

Head into the mountain trails

For those who want to take advantage of the area's luxuriant trails they will have plenty of hiking opportunities because Lake Como is surrounded by the Alps and steep mountains. Whether you choose a mountain, hill or trail you will be amazed with the breathtaking views over the lake and the beauty of the nature. You can take a hike from various part in Como, one of the popular places to hike is up to the Faro Voltiano's lighthouse which is located up in San Maurizio Brunate around 29 meters high. If you like walking on a flat surface another option is to start from Colonno and hike up and down the hills through gorgeous villages such as, Sala, Comacina, Ossucio, Lenno and Mezzegra and end up to Griante. You will be rewarded with the spectacular views over the lake and experience the area from a different perspective.