From touring lakeside towns to exploring the local Italian cuisine, few destinations have quite the same universal appeal as Lake Como. You'll find sparkling blue water, dazzling views of the Alps, and gorgeous historic sights here in this lovely destination.
Whether you want to stay in Italy
or cross the border to Switzerland, a visit to one of our Lake Como vacation rentals will give you the Italian experience of a lifetime.
Where is Lake Como, Italy?
Part of the Italian Lake District in the Lombardy
region of Italy, Lake Como is shaped in an inverted "Y" shape. Known as being the inspiration for the planet of Naboo in the Star Wars universe as well as a favorite of ancient Roman leaders, the area near our Lake Como vacation rentals is pristine and gorgeous.
Villages Near Lake Como, Italy
In the shadow of the beautiful, snow-covered Rhaetian Alps, Lake Como is scattered with picturesque villages and scenic landscapes that are sure to delight even the most seasoned traveler.
The city of Como
serves as a suburb of Milan
, just 30 miles away from the larger city and accessible by public transport. From dining to taking the Como-Brunate Funicular
up to the village of Brunate, Como is a great option for families or adventurous travelers who like a little bit of excitement!
, in the center of the south shore of the lake, is a peaceful retreat away from the crowds of Milan. Though day trippers from Milan can crowd the streets during the weekends, a weekday trip is always a relaxing experience.
Lecco, on the southeast side of the lake, is a charming town, famous for its stunning mountain views of the Bergamo Alps. Named Alpine Town of the Year in 2013, there is much to love about this lovely lakeside destination!
Things to Do in Lake Como, Italy
Known since the Roman era as a retreat for the wealthy and affluent, Lake Como retains an undeniable air of elegance and beauty. Many famous actors and musicians have second homes on Lake Como, from George Clooney to Madonna.
Many villas and palaces along the lake are open to visitors. Villa Olmo
, a neoclassical villa in Como, was constructed in 1797 and boasts beautiful lakeside gardens.
You can also visit Villa Carlotta
in Tremezzo. Constructed in 1690, this villa is located more rurally on the northwest shore of the lake. During your visit, take a walk through the gardens, taking note of praiseworthy sculptures, fountains, and other works of art.
Take a trip to Bellagio, where you'll find the Villa Melzi d'Eril
, famous for its neoclassical architecture, orangery, and Japanese gardens. Bellagio is also home to Villa Serbelloni, home of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, a world-famous international conference center.
Looking for an elegant and beautiful trip away from everyday life? A visit to any of our Lake Como vacation rentals will give you the perfect lakeside getaway.
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