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A slice or two of Lake Como

Lake Como, 28 miles long and never more than 2 miles wide, is shaped like an upside down y, dividing into an eastern and western branch about half way down….

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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…

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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…

How to read Lake Como ferry timetable

The official ‘Lago di Como’ ferry leaflet (available from ferry points around Lake Como) opens out to reveal one timetable on one side (Como – Colico and reverse) and four…

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…

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Ten ways to enjoy an inactivity holiday at Lake Como

Lake Como is the perfect location for an inactivity holiday, for three reasons. First, the stunning scenery justifies anyone spending day after day mostly just looking at it (guilt free…

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…

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…