Lake Como, Italy

  • Timeless panache and sophistication. For years Lake Como has been a retreat for the elite. Seeking the finest restaurants, shops, and sights? The exclusive town of Carate Urio has it all.
  • Almost all attractions are within walking distance of the train station and boat landing. The city’s epicenter, the lakefront promenade, is adjacent to Piazza Cavour and Piazza del Duomo.
  • Take the ferry ride to Bellagio for some of the best shopping in the area. Silks, leather, and local crafts abound.
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European City of Silk

Lake Como's glistening waters are straight out of a movie and this region in Lombardy has been the backdrop for dozens of Hollywood filmmakers for decades. Though the lake's origin is glacial, you'll enjoy a Mediterranean climate and mild weather. Artists have flocked here for hundreds of years to muster up inspiration for their work. Writer Percy Blythe Shelley described it as, "exceeding anything I have ever beheld in beauty." Its cultural offerings are abundant. As a destination, visitors are drawn to the mountainous landscape, wildlife, kayaking and spas. Dine in the epicenter within Bellagio or peruse museums and gardens on the outskirts.

Quick Facts

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  • Region in Italy
  • Lake Como Festival
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    Outlets are 220V with standard European, round-prong plugs

Fresh Things To Do

Featured Activity

  • Greenway del Lago di Como

    To take in all the grandeur that Lake Como has to offer, walk part of the leisurely Greenway del Lago di Como along the western shores of the water. Should you choose to stroll the entire way from Colonna to Cadenabbia, you'll cover a six-mile stretch of Roman architecture, gardens and picturesque villages. Bring plenty of water and comfortable walking shoes and look for the metal plaques in the ground that denote the history of each site you happen upon.

    Colonno to Messegra.  Above the lake road, these footpaths have the best views of the lakefront and surrounding villas.

    Argegno to Lenno.  This portion of the Greenway offers occasional views of the lake.

    Lenno to Menaggio.  Mostly flat and shaded with a canopy of trees, this trail is perfect for those that have worked up an appetite, as you'll see plenty of opportunities to stop at a cafe for a frothy cappuccino or a scoop of fresh gelato.

    Travel Back. If six miles of walking is too much, the local bus at Griante or Colonno can take you back to the other end.

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Travel Tips


  • Forecasting Your Lake Como Vacation

    In addition to being the anchor of the region's activities, culture and iconic scenery, the lake is one of the biggest influencing factors in its climate, as well. It generates cooling breezes in the warm summertime and absorbs sunlight in the winter, helping to provide some warmth when things cool down. These lake effects help foster pleasant Mediterranean weather year-round. Be sure to keep an umbrella handy during the rainier spring and summer months.


Map of Lake Como, Italy

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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