Lake Como Italy Vacations
Why is Lake Como one of the best places for Italy vacations?
Having been featured in many movies such as Star Wars and Ocean’s Twelve starring George Clooney who even purchased a villa here, it has also hosted some of the most famous writers such as Byron, Stendhal, Shelley, Liszt and Rossini as well as diplomats and members of royalty for centuries. This magnificent Italian lake of Como has become such a desirable destination that tourists from all over the world are now flocking to see it as part of many italy vacation packages!
Once an area completely covered by glaciers, today the Adda river makes its long 313 km journey from the Swiss alps into this enchanted region forming its distinctive “upside-down Y” shape. At 410 m deep and an area of 146 km squared, Lake Como is Europe’s deepest and 3rd largest lake.
NEW! You can now browse through a selection of over 60 beautiful apartment and villa rentals located in the heart of this region.
Come and join us on a journey through every little town of Lake Como with this travel guide – from the mountain-tops above to the fertile valleys below, and discover why:
What To See and Do in Lake Como
People come to experience Lake Como’s magnificent beauty and serenity, as well as its mild climate and pleasant temperatures year-round.
You can sample some of the best cuisine in Italy, with mouth-watering dishes like “risotto con pesce persico” made from the fresh fish. (mmmmm!)
Some people fall in love with the hand-made crafts made from wood or silk created by skilled local craftsmen. (Did you know that 80% of Europe’s silk comes from the Lake Como region?)
The younger generation loves the incredible variety of water-sports such as wind-surfing, kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing and sailing.
You can truly seek solitude and benefit from the lake’s mysterious ‘healing’ properties (some locals have told us about this) while escaping from the grind of a fast-paced lifestyle.
If you are a collector of rare photos, grab this picture of what Como looked like in the 19th century!
You will come to appreciate all of the above after dining in the finest restaurants and enjoyed lodging at comfortable hotels.
You will always find time in the day to sip some delicious coffee (which will end up lasting a few hours), while having fascinating conversations with the warm-hearted local people.
Visit the beautifully ornamented villas scattered throughout the region and don’t miss the most amazing fireworks (you simply must see the spectacular sky on ‘Ferragosto’ or ‘Assumption Day’ in August of each year).
It is our passion to share with you this online guide that will help you discover the hotspots – even hidden places that only local people would ever be able to tell you about!
More Lake Como Activities
You will also learn about:
- The best accommodations – Lake Como hotels, apartments, villas and more.
- memory-making vacation packages and cruises
- the yummiest restaurants
- real estate information and tips
- how to navigate throughout the entire region
- Italian culture – or the fine ‘art of living at its best’
- And some special advice for budget travelers
- Learn up-to-date information about weather
We are pleased to mention that the transportation situation around the area has also vastly improved. The timetables are now available in English online making it so much easier for tourists to make their way around. It doesn’t matter whether you are travelling by ferry, bus or train, your journey will be made much more pleasant by planning your trip in advance.
Whether you are booking everything by yourself or your agency has reserved a guided tour for your family, you will certainly enjoy the many elegant gardens and charming villas that await you. And that is not all, more adventurous travelers may prefer guided tours among the many majestic mountains which overlook the lake. The mountain huts will give you all the information you need if such a trip should be of interest to you.
Whatever your reason to visit this magical place, you are sure to experience a wonderful time, as restful, peaceful or adventurous as you’d like it to be.
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