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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….

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…

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…

Lake Como canoeing and kayaking

Tabo Surf Centres in Gera Laria and Sorico hire out canoes, and organise trips into the Piani Di Spagna natural park. Illustrative hire rates, for one day, are: €19 (single,…

Mountain biking around Lake Como

Hire of mountain bikes is widespread around Lake Como. Some of most popular locations are: Tabo Surf Centres at Gera Laria and Sorico – new Scott Test Centre. Rates per…

Kitesurfing on Lake Como

Kitesurfing may be Lake Como’s most exciting water based activity. It’s found mainly at the northern end, where, a combination of the Breva wind and open sandy beaches produces perfect…

Windsurfing on Lake Como

Windsurfing is one of the most popular of Lake Como’s water sports, with centres in a number of locations (mostly around the northern end, because of its ‘Breva’ wind that…

The Abbey of Piona

The first thing that strikes you about the Abbey of Piona is the atmosphere, which is calm and peaceful, but not oppressive. This has a lot to do with the…

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…

Colico

Colico is a commune high on the Eastern side of the lake, surrounded by mountains. It’s the northern terminus of the C10 bus from Como, which sets you down next…