Lake Como Holidays
Lake Como has a reputation as being one of the most beautiful spots for a holiday in Italy, and it doesn't disappoint. Often referred to as the 'jewel in the crown' of Italy's lakes it offers holidaymakers breath-taking scenery with coastal views backed by snow topped mountains.
Lake Como is located in Lombardy and lies just a few miles from the Swiss border. The lake itself is 50km long and the Southern Alps surrounding it make it one of the deepest in Europe.
As expected holidays to Lake Como centre around the waterfront and most attractions are found along the promenade that leads down to a busy harbour and large marina.
The best time to visit Lake Como
Tourists enjoy Lake Como holidays all year round. During the summer months visitors flock to the lake for numerous water sports including boating, scuba diving and sailing. The winter months are popular with skiers who can easily access Italian and Swiss resorts from here.
The surrounding mountains also have lots to offer for nature and adventure lovers. Walking and trekking are popular as well as caving and rock climbing.
Sightseeing in Lake Como
Most people tend to spend their time around the lakeside attractions but Lake Como holidays certainly have much more available to be discovered.
The town of Como is over 400 years old and full of historical architecture. Take a leisurely stroll amongst the locals within this quiet walled town before relaxing at a street café.
There are hundreds of coastal towns and villages but a holiday in Lake Como must include a trip to Bellaggio. Known as 'the pearl of the lake' it is said to be one of the most picturesque towns in Europe. Bellaggio lies at the point where the three branches of Lake Como meet and is traditional Italy at its best with beautiful scenery in a beautiful setting.
- Nearest Airport
- Verona or Milan