Como is known as one of the most beautiful Italian lakes but also is ranked as one of the most unique lakes in the world. With its landscapes drawn from exotic magazines, succeeds to satisfy the most select tastes. The romance inspired by the whole picture is making this destination one of the most popular and loved among tourists, eager to be surrounded by beauty and inner peace.
To get to Lake Como is easy. Whether you choose to take the train from Milano Nord train station directly to the train station in Como, where you arrive in less than 1 hour, or from Malpensa airport there is a bus that stops right next to the ferry port. You can choose to go with your personal or rented car – the distance from Milan, is approximately 60 kilometers.
Lake Como is spread smoothly in the town that bears the same name: Como. The picturesque deep tint combined with the aristocratic air sketches an idyllic picture, alongside the mountains, generous and tropical vegetation.
Italy amazes again with its creativity exercised by the benevolent nature that brought so much beauty in one place. Lake Como is surrounded by snowy alpine peaks that provide shade and therefore favors the harmonious development of the lush vegetation and flowers. Water clarity is unreal and villas and palaces perched on mountains seem closer to the clouds than ever.
The landscape is contrasting, with palm trees in the background you can admire the snowy peaks of the mountains nearby. What could be more fascinating than that?!
You'll find chic cafés and shops that sell local products made of silk. Let us remember that Como has made a name in the silk industry, with the arrival of Marco Polo from China. For centuries, the locals have supplied fabrics to the fashion capital - Milan.
You'll discover the history and culture of the city, walking down the Roman streets, where you will admire the churches and other edifices in different styles, from the Romanesque to the Gothic or Renaissance. Como has kept a part of the medieval fortifications, situated right in the historic center, a beautiful area that you can discover walking down the narrow and cobbled streets .To admire the hauntingly beautiful panorama of the lake, you can find the right spot in one of the parks that surrounds the lake.
The strategic position of the city and the shape of the lake, resembling the letter Y inverted, allow you to discover the whole region. A boat tour includes visits to the towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia. In the area there are numerous towns and villages full of historical importance, very well preserved old buildings and a funicular ride offers great views. The evenings are animated by lively people, good music and even better food!
Lake Como is a refined destination, a luxury affordable, due to its good prices at accommodation, especially in spring. The landscape, however, is downright overwhelming and seems brought from an exotic island.
Each year, owners of classic cars and motorcycles from all over Europe meet on the shores of Lake Como to participate to the ‘Concorso d'Eleganza’ - The Content of Elegance. Thus, it’s a good opportunity to socialize and to stand out with the most classic and elegant vehicles. Even if you come only as a spectator, to admire this classy event, you will certainly enjoy what you see.
After a relaxing walk along the promenade and hundreds of pictures taken, you can rest at one of the traditional trattoria, for a perfect dining experience. In Piazza Cavour, you'll find a variety of cafes, restaurants and pizzerias. You can try the amazing pizza baked in wood-fired oven, gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce, fresh fish dishes or you may taste the delicious gelato - Italian ice cream. Try the local wine, especially the red one, is much appreciated and also the most refined.
Lake Como is the ideal destination for a spring or summer day, where you can admire the splendor of the landscape, offering one of the finest possible images.
Reach the Volta Lighthouse - here's your chance to see the lake in all its splendour. To get here take the funicular up to Brunate and then you can continue walking down the road.