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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….

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…

Lake Como water taxis

Because the edges of Lake Como are dotted with dozens of small villages, a complex and comprehensive public ferry service has been developed to connect them. In the most visited…

Waterskiing, wakeboarding and jetskiing on Lake Como

Waterskiing, wakeboarding and jetskiing are possible at Lake Como because winds such as the Breva, which are perfect for sail and kite based activities in the afternoon, drop in the…

Villas and Gardens by Lake Como

There is a book available in some shops at Lake Como, called ‘Ville e giardini del Lago di Como’. It’s translated into English on the cover as ‘Villas and Gardens…

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…

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…