Beautiful scenery and a variety of activities
Located in northern Italy, right next to the Alps, Lake Como is especially known for its postcard scenery and idyllic small towns. Italy’s third largest lake, Como, is less well known than Lake Garda, but it has managed to enchant tourists in addition to its beautiful scenery with its peaceful atmosphere and varied activities. A favorite destination for celebrities, it also offers a high-quality setting for a luxury holiday.
Lake Como has several picturesque beach towns and villages, the most famous of which is Bellagio, which is said to have inspired a casino of the same name in Las Vegas. The largest city in the area is Como, with attractions such as museums, gardens and palaces, as well as a spectacular cathedral. Como also has a rich cultural offer and shopping opportunities. Other popular places to visit on the shores of Lake Como include Menaggio and Varenna.
The forests that spread around the lake and the hilly terrain provide an excellent setting for outdoor activities in the middle of untouched nature. Popular summer activities in the area include hiking and cycling, in addition to which you can also go climbing on Lake Como. The lake also has diverse opportunities for water sports, as you can go kite surfing and water skiing. If you want to do more peaceful things, you can explore the lake landscape by jumping on a kayak or boat trip.
Plan your vacation on Lake Como
It is easy to travel to Lake Como from Milan, as the journey to the city of Como takes about half an hour by train. Finnair flies directly from Helsinki to Milan, in addition to which the city can be reached in one change via many European cities. You can also rent a car from Milan, which makes sense especially if you plan to visit other lakes as well.
Lake Como has a wide range of accommodation, from luxury hotels to campsites. The area is known for its high quality hotels, so there are plenty of five and four star hotels. However, you can also holiday in Lake Como on a smaller budget, as you have the option of staying in a bed and breakfast or a hostel, for example.
The best time to travel to Lake Como is either early summer or autumn, when temperatures are pleasant and tourists are more restrained. In midsummer, temperatures easily rise to 30 degrees and there are clearly more tourists on the move.
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Text: Krista Ahonen
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