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Information about towns and villages around Lake Como

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

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…

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…