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What to do on your Lake Como holiday


Lake Como: There’s More to It Than George Clooney

Lake Como is home to many magnificent villas. This one, Villa del Balbianello, was built in 1787 on the site of a Franciscan monastery and is famous for its elaborate…


Northern Italian villas on Lake Como: spectacular

    Villa del Balbianello was built on a rock outcropping that forms a small peninsula in the lake. The villa has had many owners and fell into disrepair for…


Lake Como tours and excursions

There is a number of tours and excursions from Lake Como. In some cases, you can make your own arrangements to get there. Others are probably best enjoyed as organised…

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Top ten Lake Como adventure sports and activities

Lake Como can provide a range of adventure sports and outdoor activities – on the water, on land and in the air. And you don’t have to be an expert,…

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Top ten Lake Como sightseeing attractions

At Lake Como, conventional holiday categories are blurred. For example, picturesque old towns that provide accommodation at night are also sightseeing attractions during the day. And transportation around the Lake…

Villa Balbianello in Lenno

Villas at Lake Como

The most important villas for most visitors to Lake Como include the Villa Olmo in Como, the Villa D’Este and Villa Erba in nearby Cernobbio, the Villa del Balbianello near…

La Dolce Acqua – Lake Como Spa

Apart from some large hotels, there are not many places around Lake Como that provide the kind of facilities offered by La Dolce Acqua, a contemporary Lake Como Spa that…

Lake Como sailing with EaseAway

EaseAway offers a number of different kinds of yachting experience, for non-sailors and sailors, conducted in English or Italian on board a luxury Beneteau Oceanis 323 yacht, the Jandira.

For non-sailors, EaseAway can provide a range of cruises which fall into two categories, depending mostly on what time of the day they take place. During the day, there are deck cruises (stretched out sunbathing on the hull of a luxury yacht, as you do) and tours of the gardens and villas that can be accessed from the water (arriving in a style that matches the elegance of the destination).

Vezio Castle, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

There are two ways to get to the ruins of the Castle Vezio, high on the mountainside above Varenna. One is by a footpath, said to take forty minutes to…

Lakeside walk from Dongo to Gravedona

There is a ‘dirt path’ walk between Dongo and Gravedona, by the side of the lake. It’s either three or four kilometres long, depending on which description you read, but…