The History of Lake Como, Italy
The Very Beginning
The entire region of Lake Como was under a massive sheet of ice during the last Ice Age, roughly 10,000 years ago. The ‘upside-down Y’ shape of the lake as we know it today, was actually carved out of the mountains due to the slow movement of this enormous glacier. The displaced boulders now found on the Bellagio promontory which divide the two ‘legs’ of Como are proof of its tremendous force.