Getaway to Romantic Lake Como

The romantic Villa del Balbianello
It’s no secret that Lake Como is one of the world’s top locations for romance. The charming towns and villages with colorful houses and lazy little harbors will leave you breathless. It is the perfect place to set the mood for love. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, traveling with your best friend, popping the question for the first time or are looking for the perfect venue for your destination wedding, Lake Como is sure to exceed your expectations.

Pop the Question

No matter what the occasion, a perfect way to set the mood for a romantic holiday at Lake Como is on a venetian style motor boat. A leisurely cruise past the shoreline is the perfect place to daydream about living in a lakefront villa. The vine enlaced terrace of Villa del Balbianello on the Levedo peninsula is an ideal location for a wedding proposal. The English gardens at Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo or the manicured garden of Villa Melzi in Bellagio are also excellent havens for a special moment with your loved one. Need help planning? We are hopeless romantics, contact us. 😉

La Passegiata degli innomorati, Varenna photo: C. Abernethy / Flickr

Lover’s Lane

Usually following lunch or dinner la passeggiata is an Italian tradition practiced from north to south. Couples, families and people of all ages take a slow, leisurely walk through the town center, along the beach or as they do here at Lake Como, along the lakefront promenades.

In Varenna the lakeside promenade is known La Passegiata degli innamorati, best translated as ‘Lovers Lane’. The lakeside promenades of Como or Cernobbio are also scenically picturesque. The cobblestoned center of Lecco or the floral landscaped walkways of Menaggio are equally dreamy.

Share an ice cream cone from the nearest gelateria and stroll down the lanes together.

Hike the trails at Lake Como with your best friend and an expert guide
Happy Trails

Lake Como is set just below the Alps and is surrounded by mountains nestling small towns and villages on the hillsides, offering breathtaking views from every angle. Hiking the trails of Lake Como with an expert guide is a breathtaking way to explore the region.

We turned to our hiking guide Francesca for advice on romantic hiking trails for our guests who love nature. She told us, “There are so many beautiful trails. The ones I keep close to my heart are the Valle Intelvi, Monte Legnocino and Monte Berlinghera, but I believe the romance of a place doesn't come only from the view, I think that any walk or trail could be romantic if done with the right person!”

Wine & Dine

“One cannot think well, love well,
​sleep well, if one has not dined well.” 

― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Sharing a meal together can be one of the most memorable moments of a vacation. Sharing a meal in a stunning location makes it even more unforgettable.  A typical meal of fresh-water fish and locally grown vegetables at Le Darsene di Loppia in Bellagio overlooking the lake,  or an enchanting sunset motorboat cruise and a lakefront, candlelight dinner are sure to swoon your lover’s heart.

A lakeview room at the Hotel Royal Victoria, Varenna

Sweet Dreams

There is no shortage of enchanting and romantic hotels at Lake Como.  The Hotel Royal Victoria in Varenna is a quaint lakefront hotel named in tribute to Queen Victoria of England who stayed there in 1838. Classic, elegant décor, lakefront rooms, a pool and the gourmet restaurant with outdoor dining not only set the scene for a perfect stay, but also a dreamy venue for a destination wedding at Lake Como.

No matter how you want to celebrate your love at Lake Como, we are at your service. Contact us for more information.

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