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Lake Como Highlights, Explore A Lavish Italian Resort

By Elegant Resorts Travel Experts

Posted: 05 November 2016

Nestled in the Alps, the deep blue waters of Lake Como reflect the stunning scenery of its northern Italian setting. With luxury hotels set all along its coastline, Lake Como offers the discerning traveller the chance to explore the beautiful villas, islands and woodland areas whilst taking in the picture perfect views. There is no need to hire a car to explore Lake Como’s highlights, as many visitors opt to take to the water to explore the coastline (which extends to over 100 miles). Whether you hire your own speedboat or sailing boat or prefer to cruise the lake with a Captain at the helm, the views and sheer tranquillity are not to be missed. For those seeking to get closer to nature there are options to hire bikes or walk on the west side of the lake at the Lake Como Greenway, a trail that largely clings to the edge of the water, occasionally rising up the hill behind. Alternatively, take the funicular on the western shore of the lake to the top of the mountain to enjoy the spectacular views.

Elegant Resorts Lake Como Highlights:


Cernobbio is home to some of the most famous of Lake Como’s villas including Villa d’Este and Villa Erba. Villa d'Este, is famous for Italy's only ‘floating swimming pool’ (it actually sits atop the lake). This pretty town has an eye-catching waterfront where old narrow streets and piazzas are lined by a delightful collection of picturesque houses, cafes, restaurants and shops. It enjoys a bustling atmosphere, particularly down by the harbour, where ferry boats run between Cernobbio and many other towns on the lakeside.


The historic town of Bellagio sits in a magnificent location on the lake offering visitors breathtaking views from the tree-lined waterfront promenade. A maze of cobblestone streets and stepped alleyways lead you past impressive homes and glorious villas that are truly enchanting. There are also two striking gardens open to the public, at Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi.


Menaggio is dotted with ornate villas and town houses and you can enjoy amazing views of Bellagio and Varenna, from a distance.


Set on the eastern shore, Varenna is charm personified with its steep winding alleys, flowering balconies and quaint lace-curtained windows. Walking up these alleyways will lead you to the main square which houses the fourteenth-century Chiesa di San Giorgio church, featuring frescoes both inside and out. Isola Comacina Comacina is uninhabited today, but the little church of St John celebrates the saint's feast day (24 June) every year with a firework display, on the following Saturday, that lights up the lake.


The idyllic village of Tremezzo boasts a very attractive lakeside park where locals come to picnic and sunbathe on the weekends.

Travel Planning

Our Travel Consultants can offer advice, plus arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your holiday as you explore Lake Como’s highlights. From spa reservations and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences, such as chartering a motorboat or enjoying seaplane flights over the stunning lake.

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