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Lake Como, a fascinating area that will win your heart

Welcome to Lake Como one of the most beautiful areas in Lombardy. This pre-alpine lake surrounded by a crown of mountains with peaks up to 2700 m high, is not only spectacular but rich in history and tradition.  The  lake is perfect for active as well as relaxing holidays.  Splendid 17th century villas with their lovely gardens,  antique Romanesque churches, old connection trails, mountain tops with a superb view of the lake,  and lots of sport facilities await you. 
Lake Como  is situated  45 km north of Milan, close to the Swiss border. It  is 46 km long and has the form of an upside down Y dividing itself into two branches at the town Bellagio with the town Como at the tip of the southwestern branch  and the town Lecco at the tip of the southeastern branch.   Its crystal clear waters are  up to 400 deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
By boat you can enjoy the view of the shores dotted with small towns of rare beauty, by bus or car you can discover the valleys with their rural settlements and small churches and on foot or by mountain bike you explore the many trails around the lake. 
To the South, it gives way to the verdant landscape of the area called Brianza, with villages, castles and hills marked by the flow of the Adda and Lambro Rivers. 


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Minor Lakes

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News
08 September 2016 Art and culture GUIDED VISIT OF VILLA MYLIUS VIGONI

Guided visits of  the Villa Mylius Vigoni at Loveno di Menaggio are...

14 August 2016 Art and culture VISIT THE MUSEUM VAL SANAGRA AT VILLA CAMOZZI

visit the Etnographical and Natural Museum Val Sanagra at Grandola ed Uniti in...

05 August 2016 Art and culture AT DONGO VISIT THE MUSEUM OF THE END OF THE WAR

The winding lake side roads that lead from Como to Dongo are still the...

02 July 2016 Getting Around STEAM BOAT GRAND TOUR

For 2016 summer Navigazione Lago di Como presents its new proposal: the "...

25 June 2016 Art and culture SAGRA DI SAN GIOVANNI

25 and 26 June 2016 in Ossuccio will take place Festa di San Giovanni, at 07.00...

22 June 2016 Getting Around BOAT SERVICE TO THE FEAST OF SAN GIOVANNI

In the attachment you can find the boat times to the Island Comacina in order...