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Category Archives: About Lake Como

Cernobbio

Travelling up the west side of the lake from Como, Cernobbio is the first commune you come to. It’s a smart place, with picturesque squares, narrow streets, an art nouveau…

Moltrasio

Moltrasio is the site of the Grand Hotel Imperiale, dating from the same period as the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, and similarly updated. A monument commemorates the composer Bellini who composed…

Laglio

An upmarket picturesque lakeside village ideally situated to reach Como City and exclusive Cernobbio as well as major airports. Malpensa is less than 45 minutes drive! Lose yourselves in the…

Brienno

The Commune of Brienno lies on the western shore of the lake, about eighteen kilometres north of Como. Its medieval origins are clearly visible in the narrow, cobbled streets that…

Colico

Colico is a commune high on the Eastern side of the lake, surrounded by mountains. It’s the northern terminus of the C10 bus from Como, which sets you down next…

Como

The town of Como, at the foot of the western leg of the lake, combines industrial suburbs with a walled old town and lakeside promenade. With a population of more…

Varenna

Varenna is probably the most visited spot on the eastern side of the Lake. Situated in the mid-lake area it forms one corner of a ‘golden triangle’ with Bellagio and…

Menaggio

Menaggio is one third of the mid-lake ‘golden triangle’ along with Bellagio and Varenna. But it differs from the other two in one important respect. There’s more flat land between…

Argegno

Argegno is our favourite place for Lake Como Holidays for three reasons: First, this typically small Lake Como village is a modest and unpretentious place – somewhere to come back…

Bellagio

Seen from the water, Bellagio is undoubtedly the best-looking resort on the Lake. This is partly to do with its unique location – neither on the eastern nor the western…