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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…

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…

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…

Vezio Castle, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

There are two ways to get to the ruins of the Castle Vezio, high on the mountainside above Varenna. One is by a footpath, said to take forty minutes to…

Villa il Balbiano Ossuccio

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…

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 –…

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Ten things for kids to do (with and without you) on holiday at Lake Como

Lake Como is primarily a place where adults can relax, go sightseeing, walk around or take part in adventure sports on land, water and in the air. Within that framework,…

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…