LAKE COMO, ITALY
Lake Como, also known as Lario, is the third largest of the Italian lakes and, with a maximum depth of approximately 410 meters (448 yards), is also one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
Its characteristic shape, reminiscent of an inverted Y, results from the melting of glaciers combined with the erosive action of the ancient Adda river. This led to the formation of the two southern branches, in the midst of which there is the world popular Bellagio.
Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como provides one of the most picturesque sceneries in the world. If you’re going to visit the Italian lakes, you’ll be surprised to learn about the many things to do in Lake Como.
Ready to go? Enjoy your tour of Lake Como, Italy!
Lake Como: the best things to do and see
The entire perimeter of Lake Como is studded with charming villages and towns.
At the end of the southwestern branch there is the amazing city of Como, giving its name to the lake. Lecco is on the southeastern tip, beyond the hills of the Larian Triangle (Triangolo Lariano). All the towns are in the province of Como or Lecco.
Boat trips and tours are something that I’d definitely recommend to anyone who wants to experience Lake Como at its best.
Whether you are visiting Lake Como for a day or staying longer, jump aboard a boat, relax and reach your favourite town: Bellagio, Varenna, Como, or maybe one of the historical villas on the shores of the lake.
5 best places to sleep in Lake Como
Hotel Du Lac, Bellagio
Hotel La Perla, Tremezzo★★★
For couples and families
Le Stanze del Lago, ComoAPARTMENT
Varennahouse, Varenna APARTMENT
Hotel Bellavista, Menaggio
For couples and families
If you’re visiting Lake Como in the summertime, don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful beaches on its shores.
Beaches in Lake Como are the perfect place to relax during the hot summer days, and in some cases they also give you the opportunity to go sailing or windsurfing.
Beaches can be found in every corner of Lake Como, but if you’re looking for clean and pure water, we recommend you to head toward the central and northern parts of the lake.
If you come to Lake Como between mid-March and mid-November, you’ll be able to visit Villa Balbianello (Tremezzina), Villa Melzi (Bellagio), Villa Monastero (Varenna) and many other historic residences overlooking the water.
Sometimes these villas have special openings even in low season, so if you are planning to visit Lake Como in winter you’d better take a look at their official websites.
The best experiences around Lake Como
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