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Set in northern Italy, north of Milan, surrounded by mountains, Lake Como is famous for its vineyards, olive trees and its historical features, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations since the days of the Roman Empire. Home to some of our most sought after Italian Villas, allow Lake Como to seduce you as you admire the blue waters and relax in deluxe villas in the wooded lakeside nearby.

Lake Como

Set in northern Italy, north of Milan, surrounded by mountains, Lake Como is famous for its vineyards, olive trees and its historical features, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations since the days of the Roman Empire. Home to some of our most sought after Italian Villas, allow Lake Como to seduce you as you admire the blue waters and relax in deluxe villas in the wooded lakeside nearby.

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Set in northern Italy, north of Milan, surrounded by mountains, Lake Como is famous for its vineyards, olive trees and its historical features, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations since the days of the Roman Empire. Home to some of our most sought after Italian Villas, allow Lake Como to seduce you as you admire the blue waters and relax in deluxe villas in the wooded lakeside nearby.

Surrounding Lake Como reside some pretty little towns. Como offers an attractive historical centre and a picturesque location. Here you can admire the impressive cathedral and its mix of Gothic and Renaissance features which have been added over a period of centuries.
Located at the edge of a promontory that divides Lake Como into two branches is the Pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio. During the 19th century, Bellagio became one of the most famous international holiday destinations and is still considered one of the most popular. Divided into 22 hamlets that offer visitors a range of different scenery, few places are as romantic and beautiful providing the perfect place to soak up the lake’s famous panorama. The village is characterised by authentic buildings, stone lanes and quaint cobbled stairways filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian products
Cernobbio, just northwest of Como, due to its favourable geographical position is a perfect location and is home to elegant palaces and villas such as Villa Pizzo and the famous Villa d’Este, not forgetting our other noteworthy villas, Villa Erba and Villa Bernasconi.
Just along from Cernobbio, situated on the pretty western shore is Moltrasio. Lose yourself in the surroundings where some of our beautiful villas reside such as Villa Le Fontanelle with its chic façade and once residency of the Versace Family. Moltrasio offers authentic cobble stone streets leading down to the lake and affording you the chance to view the churches in the area, many of which were built out of the famous dark grey limestone, which was quarried in the area in previous times.

Moving further north is an up and coming hot spot and is one of medieval structure and history, Argegno. Soak up the spectacular views in a cable car ride to the village Pigra allowing you an extraordinary view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Argegno is in close reach to Comacina Island, the only island of Lake Como that was discovered by the tourists of the ‘Grand Tour’. Splendid villas were built along the lakeside, such as Villa Vaccaia on the promontory la puncia.

Located mid-lake on the western shore sit the beautiful towns Lenno, Tremezzo and Menaggio. At the south end of Lenno stands one of the most famous villas of the lake, Villa Balbianello, an ivy-clad yellow villa built in the 17th century. In spring, admire the Azalea and Rhododendron flowering in the beautiful town of Tremezzo, where Villa Carlotta is situated. Further along the shore is one of the more famous towns along the lake, Menaggio. If you love shopping and dining then visit the lovely waterside square and the small marina.
Our villas in Lake Como afford you the chance to experience scenic views, beautiful warm waters and to explore somewhere that has inspired famous artists like Stendhal, Mark Twain, Hemingway, and Franz Liszt. Seeing the ‘lake from the lake’ is the best way to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscape and such a unique part of our world.

  • Le Befana Festival, Christmas present ceremony, Como

  • Carneval, Menaggio

  • Teatro Sociale Music Event, Como

April - June
  • Lake Como Festival, various venues around the lake

  • Concorso d'Eleganza, Classic cars festival, Villa d'Este

  • San Giovanni Festival, Island Comacina

  • Music on Lake Como, various venues around the lake

  • Fish Festival, Island Comacina
  • San Lorenzo Festival, Nesso

  • Palio del Baradello Festival (Como)
  • Palio Remiero del Lario Rowing Race, across Lake Como

September - October
  • Lake Como Festival, various venues around the lake

  • Giro di Lombardia Bike Race, Bellagio

  • Fiera Typical, Market with animals, Sorico
  • International motorcycle exhibition, Milan

  • New Year's Eve Festival, Piazza Cavour, Como


  • Brunate, Funicular – Open all year round
  • Como, Historic Centre – Open all year round
  • Duomo, Como Cathedral – Open all year round
  • Como/Brunate, Mountain Lighthouse
  • Como, The Volta Temple/Tempio Voltiano
  • Tremezzo, Wine Tasting Evening in Cantina Follie
  • Bellagio, Villa Serbelloni
  • Bellagio, Bellagio Museum
  • Carlazzo, Meseo Della Stapa
  • Cernobbio, Villa Erba
  • Erba, Cave Museum
  • Grandate, Museum of Toy Horses
  • Balbianello Peninsula, Villa del Balbianello
  • Menaggio, Villa Viqoni
  • Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta


  • Shopping in Milan – take a trip to Milan, 1.5 hours via car and indulge in the craftsmanship of the silk and lace.
  • Explore weekly open-markets across the various town of Lake Como. Visit a shopping outlet in Foxtown, Switzerland.
  • Wine tasting in many of the towns – visit the Cantina Follie in Tremezzo and discover the ambience of this wine bar tucked away in the cellar of an old house in the town centre of Tremezzo. Sample wines either inside the cellar or on the terrace, while being served cold cuts of meats and cheeses.
  • Lakeside Villas – explore some of the most beautiful villas including Villa Carlotta and Gardens, Villa Del Balbianello and Gardens, Villa Melzi d’Eril and Villa Erba.
  • Nightlife – lose yourself to the music in one of Como’s two clubs, one being Lido di Lenno, or whisk yourself off to experience more of what Milan has to offer of the evening variety.


  • Water activities: sailing, rowing, windsurfing, water-skis and kite surfing.
  • Trekking
  • Hang-glide, paraglide, seaplane
  • Free-climbing
  • Golf (7 courses)


  • Parco avventura Jungle Raider Park, Civenna
  • Water activities
  • Playgrounds in villages
  • Aqua Park (Switzerland, 15minutes from Como)
  • Swiss Miniatur Park (Switzerland, 30 minutes from Como) and Minitalia (Switzerland, 1 hour from Como)
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  • Medieval Castle Vezio, near Varenna
  • Archeo Park and Dinosaur Park
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
  • Milano Go Karts


Time Zone

GMT +1 hour



Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.


You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather IN Lake COMO

In general, the climate in Lake Como is very mild. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and milder; however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C. 


It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.


Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.


There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.                                            
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in LAKE COMO

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

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