Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of tranquility, superb cuisine, majestic snow capped mountains, courteous folk and style. Located in the shadows of the Alps and just an hour from Milan, it is easy to see why Lake Como has been popular with visitors for well over 100 years. The lake’s squiggly shoreline is scattered with villages and renowned for its exquisite villas.
Como is situated at the head of the lake and is an ancient town over 400 years old with magnificent churches and historic monuments. The delightful village of Bellagio, located in the centre of the inverted V on the lake’s southern shore, is an old retreat for the nobility of Lombardy. Tremezzo and Cernobbio are home to some of the lake’s most elegant villas such as Villa Carlotta which is famous for its splendid botanical gardens. With its dramatic landscape and beautiful climate the lake is also an ideal place for boat trips and leisurely walks. Whether your passion is food, hiking, shopping, or sightseeing, Lake Como is sure to leave you with lasting memories and a taste of La Dolce Vita.
Activities while in Lake Como
> Half Day Walking Tour of Como
Discover the city and its monuments, through the different historical eras which characterize every aspect of the town. With your private guide you will visit the classical sites, including the majestic cathedral and the adjacent Broletto palace, the old town with the medieval neighborhood and the Roman basilicas.
> Private Lake Cruise
A boat trip is certainly the best way to discover the beauty of the Lake. Comfortably on board a modern motorboat, it is possible to admire the most enchanting Villas which dot the lake shores. VIP’s dwellings, historical palaces with marvellous gardens and fascinating villages make the cruise a memorable experience. Stop for sightseeing in Bellagio or in Varenna, or at the Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. Enjoy lunch or dinner at your leisure in restaurants overlooking the lake where landscape and atmosphere are unparallel.