Lake Como is the third largest, and one of the deepest, of the Italian lakes. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como. Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como provides one of the most picturesque sceneries in the world. If you’re going to be in Italy, this destination is a must see.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Lake Como and its surrounding areas would be from April to October, when the weather gets warm and mild.
Things to do:
Discover the best towns on Lake Como. Take a day trip in Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzina or Como City. The entire perimeter of Lake Como is studded with charming villages and towns.
Spend the day on a boat. A trip to Lake Como is not complete without an afternoon spent cruising on the tranquil waters. One of Italy’s most famous boating destinations, Lake Como offers luxury in a fascinating historic setting. For centuries the lake has been a popular leisure destination, and its shores carry a multitude of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
Relax on a Beach. The shores of Lake Como are filled with beaches and resorts, where both locals and tourists find some relaxation on the hottest days. Beaches in Lake Como are subdivided by area (Como Branch, Lecco Branch, and Colico Branch) which offers convenient beach options for anyone.
Take a Tour of the Como Villas. Cruise past the town of Torno, Blevio, Cernobbio, as well as Moltrasio with Villa Fontanelle (the former Versace Villa), and Villa Passalacqua. Another crowd favourite is the town of Laglio, which is where George Clooney’s famous Villa Oleandra is situated. Sail past the old mysterious town of Nesso and the grand finale of Sereno’s lovely Villa Pliniana.
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