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What to do on your Lake Como holiday

St Gothard Passed

San Gottardo is a church on the mountainside about two hundred metres above Dongo. Setting off to walk there, we got lost and passed it without seeing it, ending up…

Excursion to Lake Como from Milan

If you find yourself in Milan, on business or on holiday, and you’d like to get out of town for one day, you might find a trip to Lake Como…

Como Lake Golf

The closest golf courses to Lake Como are the Circolo Golf Villa D’Este at the southern end of the western branch and the Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club, in the…

Unusual museums around Lake Como

There are a number of specialised museums around Lake Como, some of which will interest a wider audience: Como produces almost all of Europe’s silk, supplying every Italian designer you…

Drive the race track at Monza

Believe it or not but you can drive your own car around the circuit – not during a race of course. The official Monza website – advertises ‘Touristic General Driving’,…

Beaches and Lidos of Lake Como

Lake Como is not a seaside resort – there are no wide sandy beaches there. But a number of places around the Lake have mostly shingle beaches and/or lidos –…

Horse Riding at Lake Como

There are a number of locations around Lake Como for horse riding: The Cavalcalario Club, Bellagio, provides horses for one, two hours or for the whole day. The Centro Ippico…

Parachuting and paragliding at Lake Como

Tandem parachute launches take place over Bellagio. The town’s official brochure, Bellagio Dove, gives the contact names ‘Para Lario’ and Giorgio Benzi and telephone number 031.951.363, for further information on…

Exercising and Fitness Trails at Lake Como

The ‘Percorso della Salute’ is a 4 kilometre route through woods, with areas set aside for exercising. More information can be found on the Menaggio.com website. Jungle Raider Park, in…

Rock climbing, canyoning and related activities at Lake Como

Climbing is possible in a number of locations in the area around Bellagio. The Casa delle Guide di Lecco, Valsassina e Orobie is a school that lists its activities as:…