Lastminute.com introduces you to Lake Como. Sitting in the shadow of the Rhaetian Alps, Lake Como, or Lago di Como, is widely considered to be the most beautiful of the Italian Lakes. While temperatures in the lakeside towns are high during the summer months, the backdrop of the rolling mountains remains dusted in snow. On a holiday in Lake Como you can base yourself in one of several pristine lakeside towns, from the exquisite Bellagio on the southern shore, to the larger town of Lecco on the south-eastern corner of the lake. The destinations main town is also its namesake, Como.
Visitors on a holiday in Lake Como are no doubt attracted to the historic villas that line the shore of Italy’s deepest lake. Notably the Villa Carlotta and the Villa d’Este are well worth a visit. Days on holiday in Lake Como can be spent leisurely exploring the Lake and its coastline if not by foot then hire a bicycle or boat to travel by. Alternatively, take the weight off your feet and travel by gondola up the mountain for unbeatable views. Lake Como Greenway is a pristine lakeside park ideal for bathing and picnicking and is a favourite with locals and tourists alike.
A short drive from Milan, the tranquillity of the lake attracts many visitors escaping the heat and hubbub of the city. Whilst ferries and seaplanes can take you from the main town of Como on tours around Lombardy and as far afield as neighbouring Switzerland. The surrounding area of Lake Como is host to numerous golf clubs, the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club being the most local and also one of the most established. If you are a complete novice on the greens then a holiday in Lake Como, could be you perfect opportunity to learn.
If the admittedly restrained nightlife of Lake Como, is a little tame for your tastes, then fear not, the Casinos and clubs of Lake Lugano are less than an hours’ drive away and offer up a much more lavish form of nocturnal entertainment.
On a holiday to Lake Como you’ll bare witness to some of the most enchanting scenery, not only Italy, but Europe has to offer. Rolling mountains, glassy waters, historic architecture and even the odd famous face or two are just a few of the sights you can expect. Book all your holidays to Italy with lastminute.com
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