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Regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in Italy, Lake Como is a beautifully elegant lake holiday destination with countless artistic and cultural gems. A place of prestige and indulgence, it has long been a prime destination for writers, artists, diplomats and royalty. Experience the ‘art of living at its best’ Italian culture by exploring the many charming villages, ornamented villas and castles around Lake Como, sampling the mouth-watering cuisine, and enjoying the lakeside cafes in the spectacular scenery. Add to that the huge variety of water sports and other activities and Lake Como guarantees a great time, as peaceful, relaxing or adventurous as you want.
Venetian villas and lovely lakeside villages surround the clear turquoise waters, making Lake Como a romantic and really rather classy escape. The viewpoints located throughout the lake and mountains allow you to enjoy the variety of landscapes that Lake Como offers. These range from the wooded mountains, impressive rocks, natural springs, magnificent gardened Villas and pretty lake side villages. Often used as a location in movies, including Star Wars and Ocean’s Twelve, Lake Como has also been a retreat for aristocrats and the wealthy since Roman times. While these waters are still the playgound of rich and famous, the whole area is now accessible and affordable so call us now to book your Como adventure.

Lake Como Hotels

Lake Como hotels are the most effortless way to explore the resorts' attractions and activities on your holiday. From simple 3 and 4 star hotels to 5 star luxury lakeside hotels with a view, a Lake Como hotel in one of the top Como resorts will provide you with a convenient base and a quintessentially Italian welcome.

Self catering apartments & villas

Apartments in Lake Como self catering are the way to go if you prefer to organise your own meals and enjoy the extra space and home comforts that this type of Lake Como accommodation can offer. Self catering apartment accommodation in Lake Como villas allow you to sample the local cuisine or cook at home.

Lake Como Excursions

Lake Orta and Stesa Tour
St Moritz & Bernina Express
Boat tour of Villa Balbianello
Bergamo Guided Tour
Lugano and Como
Milan City Tour
Villas of Lake Como
Lanzo and Porlezza

where to stay and what to see

marvellous medieval churches and bell-towers, their elaborate interiors decorated with paintings, frescoes and sculptures. Peruse the many hand-craft shops with local produce out of wood and silk, 80 % of Europe’s silk is made in the Como region. The town of Como, at one time world famous for its silk production, is only 30min away by Hydrofoil.

Activities around the lake include lake bathing, wind-surfing, kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing and sailing. It is possible to hire bicycles and mountain bikes to use on the abundance of cycling trails. Menaggio has an 18-hole golf course. The more adventurous can also take a high speed boat trip or paraglide from one of the mountain tops.

There are walking and hiking trails to suit all levels, for a gentle stroll from Bellegio to Pescallo and Loppia use the paths that cross over the ridge. More taxing options explore the area up and behind Tremezzo, try the climb up to the church of San Martino for great views of Bellagio and beyond. Another recommendation is hiking above Menaggio, around Monte Grona.

Lake Como’s idyllic lakeside villas have always drawn the rich and famous. They stand as reminders of a more glamorous time and are one of Lakes Como’s main attractions. The 17th century Villa Carlotta near Tremezzo has 4 acres of botantical gardens and should not be missed. Near Lenno you find the Impressive 18th century Villa Balbianello with its beautiful gardens and lake views. It was used as Mr White’s lair in Casino Royale. In Bellagio you can visit the Villas Melzi and Serbelloni.

Celebrities, who do or have owned properties here, include Madonna, Gianni Versace, Richard Branson and famously George Clooney. You can see more of the villas on any number of tours and by hiring a boat you can catch glimpses of the elegant facades particularly heading south from Menaggio.

Most holidays have their accommodation in one of the following towns, around the intersection of the three branches of the lake. Cadenabbia, Tremezzo, Lenno and Menaggio lie together on the western shore of Lake Como, all with the lovely view of Bellegio across the lake.

Furthest north on the western shore is the cosmopolitan Menaggio, a little town full of character with a central piazza surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars. The towns Cadenabbia and Tremezzo with their pavement cafes and bars are within walking distance of each other, with the Villa Carlotta botanical gardens lying between them. Just a bit south of Tremezzo is the interesting historic village of Lenno, with its pretty harbour and weekly market. Across the water in the most spectular location is Bellagio, with charming little cobbled streets that wind up behind the village. The most vibrant of the resorts you can wander around Bellagio and look at the artisan shops before settling down for a Spritz to enjoy the views, perhaps at one of George Clooney’s local haunts.

There are frequent ferry connections across and down the length of Lake Como. From Como, reachable by bus, there is a regular rail service to Milan. Guests staying in Bellagio need to take the ferry for transfers and will need to transport their own luggage.

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Lake Como Facts

3rd Largest lake in Italy
One of the deepest lake in Europe.
Depth 410m (200m below sea level)
Surface 146kmq
Shaped like an upside down Y, with the town Colico in the far north, while Como and Lecco sit at the bottom South-western and South-eastern tips respectively.
Lake Como is fed by the Adda River at Colico and is drained by the same at Lecco, the branch of the Lake ending at Como is a dead end and often becomes flooded as a result.
Bellegio, Menaggio and Varenna are situated at the intersection of the three branches and a triangular ferry service operates between them.
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Britannia Excelsior, Ca...
11 Jun 2016
Cadenabbia £545
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Cadenabbia Grand Hotel,...
28 Sep 2016
Cadenabbia £369
Hotel Belvedere, Bellagio
28 Sep 2016
Bellagio £739
Lenno Hotel, Lenno
28 Sep 2016
Lenno £389
Grand Hotel Victoria, M...
28 Sep 2016
Menaggio £509
Grand Menaggio Hotel, M...
10 Aug 2016
Menaggio £469
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Cadenabbia Grand Hotel,...
28 Sep 2016
Cadenabbia £369
Excelsior Splendide Hot...
27 Jul 2016
Bellagio £369
Metropole Hotel, Bellagio
10 Aug 2016
Bellagio £399
Hotel Belvedere, Bellagio
28 Sep 2016
Bellagio £739
Lenno Hotel, Lenno
28 Sep 2016
Lenno £389
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Cadenabbia Grand Hotel,...
28 Sep 2016
Cadenabbia £369
Excelsior Splendide Hot...
27 Jul 2016
Bellagio £369
Metropole Hotel, Bellagio
10 Aug 2016
Bellagio £399
Hotel Belvedere, Bellagio
28 Sep 2016
Bellagio £739
Lenno Hotel, Lenno
28 Sep 2016
Lenno £389

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