Enjoy a lively holiday on Lake Como, one of the largest Italian lakes! Lake Como, also known as Lago di Como, is located in northern Italy. Lake Como is beautifully situated, in a mountain valley of the Alps. It is the third largest lake in Italy (after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore), with an area of 146 square kilometers. Around Lake Como there are mountains, forests, beautiful villages and beautiful historic villas (some of them still from the 17th century). Enjoy the breathtaking views, wander the picturesque streets and explore the beautiful surroundings from a holiday home or flat on Lake Como.
In the vicinity of Lake Como you will find a wide range of holiday homes, flats and residences. At Belvilla you will find something for everyone. From a holiday home directly on Lake Como to a residence or villa between the mountains. Or how about a flat in an authentic villa or former monastery? Many accommodations have a beautiful view of the lake and mountains, from bedroom, balcony, terrace, or garden. What could be better than starting the day with a breakfast on 'your own balcony', overlooking Lake Como? Enjoy this beautiful setting from a holiday home on Lake Como!
Lake Como has always been very popular with various celebrities. The blue water that stands out beautifully against a backdrop of mountains has inspired many poets and composers. These days, the landscape ensures celebrities like George Clooney, Richard Branson, Matt Damon and Cameron Diaz are frequent visitors. A holiday home on Lake Como is the ideal starting point to explore the lake and its beautiful surroundings. Around Lake Como there are several beaches or Lidos, with sun beds, restaurant and sometimes a swimming pool. These beaches can be found in Argegno, Bellagio, Gravedona and Varenna. Lidos can be found in Lenno, Cadenabbia, Bellagio, Como, Dongo and Menaggio. One of the most beautiful Lidos in this region is Lido di Lenno, located in the middle of Lake Como, on the West Coast. A cruise around the heart of the Lake, between the towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia, is a must during your holiday on Lake Como! Beautiful historic villas and gardens full of flowers and exotic plants can be seen on the banks (especially between Cernobbio, Gravedona and Bellagio)! You can walk on the surrounding hills, for example in Park Val Sanagra, near Menaggio. A beautiful park, situated in a valley, where several walking routes are marked out along old mills, rivers and rural villages. Villa Balbianello (in San Siro), the villa where the James Bond movie Casino Royale was shot, is also nice to visit. Or Villa Carlotta, in Tremezzo, a beautiful villa from the end of the 17th century. You can visit fascinating gardens of about 8 hectares and a museum here. A day trip to Milan or the Swiss city of St. Moritz is also possible. Or take the cable car from Como over the hills to the village of Brunate for stunning views of Lake Como and the Alps. In short: plenty of possibilities from your holiday home on Lake Como!
Some of the popular tourist places on Lake Como are Bellagio, Menaggio, Varenna, Tremezzo, Colico, Argegno and Como. Bellagio is an enchanting, elegant town, with winding old streets, beautiful shops and beautiful villas and palaces. Menaggio is centrally located in the heart of Lake Como, on the western shore. It has a lively boulevard, a small harbour, and an old centre. From Menaggio you can practice various water sports and because of the central location of the city it is an ideal starting point for various excursions, by boat or towards the mountains. There is also a beautifully situated 18 hole golf course, the Menaggio-Cadenabbia Golf Club, 5 km from Menaggio. Of course, a visit to 'silk city' Como during your holiday on Lake Como should not be missed. This city is beautifully situated at the tip of the lake and has a rich past. In the old town, you will find many monuments, including the Broletto, a former town hall from the 13th century, the medieval towers, the neoclassical Tempio Voltiano, castle Baradello and the ruins of a Roman bathhouse. Of course, you will also find a number of churches here, such as the Duomo, Sant'Agostino and Sant'Abbondio. There is also a lively promenade along the lake, where you can watch boats or enjoy a drink. In the Borgo Vico district you will find beautiful old villas, like the majestic Villa Olmo. Rent a holiday home, flat or villa on Lake Como and experience an unforgettable holiday in this beautiful area!
Some of the most important places to visit around Lake Como are Como Cathedral, Villa Carlotta, and Villa del Balbianello
Some of the must-try activities near Lake Como are-
Some of the recommended dishes in the Lake Como area are Risotto con Filetti di Pesce Persico, Polenta, Foiolo (Tripe), and Insalata Caprese
The best time to visit Lake Como is from April to November.
Travelers from the UK can reach the Lake Como area by a combination of flight, train, and ferry.