Surrounded by clusters of small towns and villages, rich in both history and natural beauty.
Lake Como is one of the four largest lakes in the region of Lombardy. Lake Como, whose ancient name is “Lario”; is an alpine lake of glacial origin. It is surrounded by The Southern Alps and reaching a depth of 476 m, is the largest lake in Italy.
Como Lake Italy is remarkable for its wonderful coastal scenery and the importance of the surrounding mountains.
The towns and villages on the sides of the lake are interspersed with luxurious villas; it is here that in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries the aristocrats of Lombardy established their holiday residences.
Bellagio, pearl of the Lake Como “triangle”, is located right in the middle between the arms of Lake Como and Lake Lecco. Bellagio, the “pearl” of the lake, boasts Villa Melzi d’Eril and Villa Serbelloni.
Varenna has Villa Monastero, Cadenabbia has Villa Carlotta, and Menaggio is graced by Villa Mylius Vigoni.
From the banks of the Lake, one can observe the numerous annual sailing regattas. Como Lake is an ideal all year round location for comfort and wellbeing; for water sports enthusiasts and mountain lovers.
The lake is well known all over Europe as a summer haven for sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, or pleasure boating. Nature and mountain lovers can enjoy a wide variety of
activities such as woodland walks, high-altitude trekking, cave excursions, rock-climbing and hang-gliding. In the winter, a number of World Class ski Resorts in both Italy and Switzerland are easily accessible.
On the West bank, where the lake splits into the two arms of Lake Como and Lake Lecco, lies the charming town of Menaggio. The region’s network of roads ensures easy links with St Moritz, Lugano, the Valtellina valley, Milan (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes ).
The ancient railway that connected Menaggio with Porlezza and Lake Como with Lake Ceresio, still runs between the mountains and the terraces that slowly descend to the lake’s edge. The abandoned rail tracks that ran through the town of Sonenga, are still supported by three impressive stone arches, soaring above a natural amphitheatre that opens towards the lake and is framed by the mountain peaks of Grigne and Valsassina. This beautiful setting, of woodland and valleys, was chosen as the perfect backdrop for a village inspired by local traditions: a combination of elegant Italianate architecture and contemporary design.
Como - Milan transfer, Garda - Milano transfer