The Lake of Como

Lake Como - the Jewel in the Crown

Lake Como Varenna

Classical villas, castles and lakeside villages steeped in tradition – the architecture found on Lake Como is as diverse as the spectacular landscape. The dramatic beauty of the mountains rising above the sparkling waters of the lake provides the background to this tranquil Italian idyll.

Although well served with transport facilities, Lake Como has escaped the effects of mass tourism. As this can sometimes mean that seeking accommodation locally is not easy, it is well worth the effort to research and book in advance.

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Lake Como offers many experiences – and not only the superb restaurants, Trattorias, harbour cafes and excellent wine we have come to expect from the Lombardy region of Italy. There are all kinds of sporting activities available here – mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, golf and almost every type of water sport.

But perhaps some part of each day, at least, should be spent sitting in a harbour café, listening to the water lapping at the quayside and simply gazing across the glistening lake.

Often known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Italian lakes, Lake Como will keep calling you back.

It is hard to resist.

Como Lake - Lago di Como Map