Category Archives: About Lake Como

Map of Lake Como

About Lake Como

Lake Como is not round. It’s a 50 kilometre long, thin ‘ribbon’, forming an upside down y shape, surrounded along its entire length by huge mountain ranges. For tourists, the lake can best be described in three or four different parts.

Lake Como

Wordsworth’s ‘fair dark eyed maids’ at Lake Como

Lake Como has been visited by some of the most illustrious figures in the history of literature and was an obvious attraction for the English ‘lake poet’ William Wordsworth. But was its appeal only the beauty of nature or also the charms of its female residents?


A slice or two of Lake Como

Lake Como, 28 miles long and never more than 2 miles wide, is shaped like an upside down y, dividing into an eastern and western branch about half way down….

Argegno view

Lake Como – A cure for ill humour

Lake Como has a particular effect on visitors, best summed up in words like relaxing, calming, re-invigorating and even inspiring. You could describe the process as stress busting, wellness creation, holistic therapy or just plain getting your head straight.

RM at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the celebrated Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, hosts its debut sale in Cernobbio, Italy on 21 May. Held on the shores of Lake Como…

San Giovanni Fireworks celebrations 2009

For three hundred and sixty four days of the year, Isola Comacina, the only island in Lake Como, is best known as the location of a high profile and eccentric…

Lake Como towns and villages

The map shows only the most popular places for tourists – mostly located in the central area and on the western side of the western branch. They are all small townships…

San Siro

San Siro is not the Milan football stadium relocated but rather a change of name for the place formerly known as Santa Maria Rezzonico. Whilst it has a ‘centre’ with…


Mezzegra is a very small place but very interesting for a particular reason – it was where Mussolini was executed. Mussolini began his last journey on 25 April 1945, travelling…

The Tremezzina Riviera

The ‘Tremezzina Riviera’ is a short stretch of the western shore of the mid-lake region, running north from [post=35] through [post=77] to just past [post=78]. It’s basically a row of…