Lake Como Holidays 2020
If you’re looking for an Italian holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the cities of Venice and Rome, a cheap holiday to Lake Como could be the perfect getaway! Not far from Milan in the north of Italy, the truly beautiful Lake Como is a whopping 50km long, so you’re sure to discover something new every day. For more Italian lakes holidays, why not discover Lake Garda?
Lake Como holidays are ideal for those who like to combine staying active and getting away from it all. Take a scenic walk through the wooded lakeside slopes, cycle along the endless blue waters, or even take a dip in the depths of the lake. With numerous central resorts including the picture-perfect commune of Tremezzo the lively Como, and the gorgeous town of Varenna, there’s something for everyone on Lake Como’s shores.
Other top destinations and places to visit around Lake Como include Cadenabbia, a charming commune on the west coast of Lake Como; Menaggio, a town and commune home to the famous Vila Monastero and on Lake Como you'll also find the iconic Villa del Balbianello.
Lake Como at a glance
Top attractions to visit
See the impressive Como Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint Addondio
Lush natural wonders
You can hop on the Funicular up to Brunate for some enviable views over Lake Como
Popular with couples
Taking a boat ride is a no-brainer, so don’t miss out on this iconic Lake Como experience
Go on a road trip
There are a lot of picturesque towns around the lake including Bellagio and Menaggio
Sample the cafe culture
Fine Italian coffee enjoyed in the sunshine on a lively piazza. They don’t call it La dolce vita for nothing
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Museo Storico Giuseppe Garibaldi is a total must…we also love the Baroque Villa Balbianello
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Things to do in Lake Como
As is the case in most destinations which lie off the beaten track, there is so much to see and do on holiday in Lake Como, but most of these are not obvious. The area does boast some amazing hidden gems such as the Museum of Cycling, the Monumento alla Resistenza Europea, and dozens of hiking and biking trails.
You can witness three of Como’s must-see pieces of architecture on foot in just one day; Como Cathedral’s Duomo, the Broletto, and the city tower. The Cathedral, begun in 1396, is the last of the Gothic cathedrals built in Lombardy. Works of art and statues adorn its interior, along with breath-taking 19th century stained glass windows. A holiday to Lake Como would also be incomplete without a trip to the Volta Temple. Como is also home to numerous lush gardens which make for a relaxing day away from sightseeing.
Top destinations dotted around Lake Como include Bellagio, a small, tourist-friendly and picturesque village located on a spit of land jutting into Lake Como on the southern part of the lake. Home to two historic villas, Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio is an ideal place to base yourself for a week of adventure around Lake Como.
The village of Varenna on the eastern shore of Lake Como is one of the most authentic spots on the whole of Lake Como. Varenna's picturesque streets and waterfront still run with tourists, but because of the protected buildings, historic narrow streets and excellent views across the lakes, it's retained a lot of its tradtional charm.
The charming village of Menaggio boasts one of the most beautiful lake-front promenades on all of Lake Como. Elegant streets, gorgeous mountain views and of course, the sparkling lake, make Menaggio a top pick for a romantic stay.
More than just a lakeside destination, beaches and resorts are dotted along the coast of Lake Como. Set yourself up in one of the top destinations on your Lake Como holidays, such as Varenna, Menaggio or Bellagio, and get exploring!
The most popular beach area in Lake Como during the summer months is the Lido de Villa Olmo in Como. This private beach and lido is equipped with a bar, a wellness area, solarium areas and two pools.
For something more sporty, head to the volleyball courts at the Parco Mayer in Tremezzo, or the football field and tennis courts at the Lideo di Colico.
Those seeking sun, shores, and relaxation, should head to the Lido Mendello del Lario. Wherever you are staying, you will need a shady shore and a dip in Como’s deep blue waters on days in July and August where the average temperature sits at about 25 degrees. The beach opportunities on holiday in Lake Como are endless!
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