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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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27 November 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...

19 November 2016 Art and culture VILLA MONASTERO OPEN ON SUNDAYS DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Villa Monastero at Varenna will be open on Sunday during the month of December...

19 November 2016 Art and culture VILLA BALBIANELLO OPEN ON WEEKENDS DURING NOVEMBER

Come and admire the Villa Balbianello at Lenno and enjoy the automn colours...

19 November 2016 Art and culture COME AND ADMIRE THE FOLIAGE AT VILLA CARLOTTA

Admire the splendid foliage in the gardens of the famous Villa Carlotta. The...

07 November 2016 Getting Around NEW BOAT TIME TABLE

From the 7th of November till the 25th of March the boats and ferries...

08 October 2016 Views and sceneries LAKE COMO IS GREEN

New leaflet with nine itineraries that lead through the protected nature...