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Lake Como2020-02-18T21:01:14+01:00

Lake Como

Tourist viewing Villa Balbianello of Lenno in a boat

On our Central Lake Tour, you will see the stunning mansion and gardens of Villa Balbianello

“ There are few lakes in the world that
can ​capture one’s gaze without tiring”

LAKE COMO IS THE PREFECT DAY TRIP, LESS THAN 1 HOUR FROM MILAN !

Lake Como is undoubtedly one of the most popular lakes in Italy and one of the most romantic places in the world, this makes it a dream destination for honeymoons, anniversaries and other special occasions.
There are few lakes in the world that can capture one’s gaze without tiring. Many foreign writers have penned words celebrating the wonders and uniqueness of this lake: Goethe, Stendhal, Balzac, Mark Twain, Ezra Pound Virginia Woolf.

Lake Como is a treasure of nature, culture, wonderful landscapes and mouthwatering local food, evidence of an important historical and cultural heritage strategically positioned between the mountains and the lake.

​Many characteristic small hamlets dot Lake Como’s shores. Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Cernobbio, with their magnificent waterfront villas are a must to visit, a great mix of art, nature and history.

The lake with its fascinating beauty and the mountainous backdrop are certainly the distinguishing feature of the entire area.
Considered as being among the most beautiful pre-alpine areas, the rugged mountains and valleys rising up from the lake conceal many breathtaking landscapes. Hiking enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with options catering for all levels from beginner to experienced mountain climbers.

“Lake Como Food Tours is here to guide you in the discovery
of this fascinating territory; mixing nature, culture
​and mouthwatering food experiences”

The city center of Como, Italy

Como area

​The Como branch to the west, with the most elegant villas overlooking the water accompanied by lush gardens, exotic plants, secular trees and marble statues.

Como, still enclosing inside its medieval walls echoes and reflections of a distant past, is rich in cultural routes, from old Romanesque churches to Rationalist architecture.

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Bellagio area

 

Bellagio, is the center of the lake and is the area where the three branches meet, beloved by Americans, attracts a more sophisticated tourism.

 

The enchanting lakeside towns of Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio, renowned for its grandiose villas have attracted artist, poets and the rich for centuries.

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Shoreline view of Bellagio, Italy
Shoreline view of Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio area

 

Bellagio, is the center of the lake and is the area where the three branches meet, beloved by Americans, attracts a more sophisticated tourism.

 

The enchanting lakeside towns of Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio, renowned for its grandiose villas have attracted artist, poets and the rich for centuries.

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View of Lecco, Italy , the lake and San Tomaso mountain

Lecco area

​The Lecco branch to the east, stunning and magical with unspoilt landscapes, a distant cry from mass tourism, dwarfed by the majestic and severe surrounding mountains.

Lecco is an enchanting town surrounded by the Grigna and Resegone mountains; a city renowned in the past amongst noblemen, great writers such as Manzoni, who chose it as an inspiring location to rest and create their masterpieces.

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Varenna area

Varenna is located on the eastern branch and has an spectacular view of Bellagio on the opposite shore. This charming village with colorful houses is the perfect base for your Lake Como holiday.

Varenna is known for its Lover’s lane, romantic bistros and restaurants, the medieval castle of Vezio and the enchanting gardens of Villa Monestero.

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View of Lecco, Italy , the lake and San Tomaso mountain
View of Lecco, Italy , the lake and San Tomaso mountain

Varenna area

Varenna is located on the eastern branch and has an spectacular view of Bellagio on the opposite shore. This charming village with colorful houses is the perfect base for your Lake Como holiday.

Varenna is known for its Lover’s lane, romantic bistros and restaurants, the medieval castle of Vezio and the enchanting gardens of Villa Monestero.

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