Situated in the northern Italian Lake District, Lake Como is an elegant, picturesque and romantic spot. As an Italian holiday destination, it is as popular today as it was in Roman times. Here’s what makes it such a well-loved destinations for Italians and visitors alike:
Where is Lake Como?
Lake Como is only around 40km north of Milan, and is situated in the Lombardy region of Italy. As a result it is very easy to get to, and this along with its beauty means it is a popular Italian vacation spot. At Avventure Belissime, we offer two Italian tours, which cover Lake Como, as well as other popular Italian destinations, combining to make a fabulous Grand Tour of Italy.
What visitors love most about Lake Como.
Lake Como is a beautiful sight. This gorgeous stretch of water is lined with wooded slopes, peppered with beautiful Italian Villas. The lake is long, around 50km, and is shaped like a ‘Y’, so there’s plenty of shoreline to explore and much to see and do during an Italian vacation here. Added to this, the weather is generally mild and it is known for its Mediterranean style climate. It is also very tranquil and is a welcome change from the hustle of the nearby cities.
The places to visit on Lake Como
When you visit Lake Como, there are several towns to visit along its banks:
Bellagio is a little town that sits on the intersection before Lake Como splits into two branches. It’s a historic location with beautiful views of the Lake. There’s a great choice of restaurants, bars and boutiques to visit. It is well served by a passenger ferry or boat trips to the other main villages and towns on Lake Como.Como is a walled town that lies on the southern end of the eastern side of Lake Como Italy. It has a beautiful Duomo built in the Gothic and Renaissance style and houses some beautiful tapestries and paintings. Como was once an important location in the silk trade and you will find several shops around the town still selling silk today. In the late 19th Century, a funicular railway was opened and you can still travel to the next town, Brunate that sits 700m above Como, via the railway. From Brunate you’ll be able to see find views of Como, Lake Como and the Alps beyond.