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Category Archives: About Lake Como

Tremezzo

For most visitors to Lake Como, Tremezzo is a short stretch of lakeside that’s primarily a place for visitors to stay – a base from which it’s very easy to…

Cadenabbia-Griante

Cadenabbia – Griante is one ‘town’. Cadenabbia is the part that fronts onto the lakeside, while Griante is the area about fifty metres up in the hills behind it. Both…

Ossuccio

Ossuccio is just south of [post=35] and diagonally opposite [post=73]. The lakefront at Ossuccio is distinguished by two unusual bell towers – the Moorish tower of the church of S….

Isola Comacina

Between Argegno and Lenno lies the only island in the lake – Isola Comacina – a small piece of land, uninhabited apart from a restaurant: ‘Locanda dell Isola Comacina’. Sala…

Lenno

Taken as a whole, Lenno is possibly the most under-rated of the villages along the Tremezzina stretch of the western branch of the lake. We’ve valued it more for its…

Lecco

Lecco is the most southerly commune on the eastern branch of the lake. With a population of nearly fifty thousand, it’s second only to Como in size. But despite the…

Bellano

Situated on the quieter Eastern side of the Lake – a little way above Varenna – Bellano enjoys panoramic views from a broad lakeside promenade. Its distinctive natural feature is…

Gravedona

Like Dongo, to which it is connected by both road and a two mile pedestrian and cycling path,  Gravedona is a mixture of different elements – an old town rich…

Dongo

With a population of just under four thousand, Dongo is slightly bigger than Menaggio and lies a few miles further north, in the Alto Lario. It’s a mixture of at…

Domaso

Domaso lies close to the northern end of the Lake, just above [post=70]. Any description of Domaso has to begin with a phenomenon called the ‘Breva’. It’s a constant breeze…