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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….

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…

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…

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 –…

Hire of motorboats at Lake Como

Motorboats can mean anything from inflatables (rubber dinghies) to a Gran Turismo 115 horsepower boat, though you won’t actually be able to drive anything bigger than 40 hp without qualifications….

Lake Como sailing lessons

You can go on holiday for a few days at Lake Como, never having set foot on a sailing boat before, take a few hours of lessons spread over three…

Self sail boat hire at Lake Como

Lake Como gives visitors a unique opportunity to ‘self drive’ sail in warm weather and beautiful surroundings. The two Tabo Surf Centres, in Gera Lario and Sorico, are a good…

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…