If you are planning your trip to Lake Como, I advise you to choose the place to stay depending on the duration of your visit, your needs and the budget you have available.
Here are some options:
– VISITS LASTING 3+ DAYS | If you have the chance to spend more than a couple of days on Lake Como, I would suggest you to find accommodation in one of the towns in the central part of the lake: Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzina or Varenna. In this way you can easily reach the nearest villages by ferry and get the best out of your holidays!
– DAY TRIPS FROM MILAN | If you have little time, I’d suggest you to take a train from Milan and visit Como, Lecco or Varenna.
– TOWNS MOST EASY TO WALK | If you want to avoid cobblestone streets or steep alleys, play it safe and head for the main towns (Como and Lecco).