Lake Como. The Pearl of Northern Italy
A little Jewel-like oasis just outside Milan.
Illuminating Como during the night, the Volta lighthouse is a monument dedicated to Alessandro Volta located up in San Maurizio, Brunate. It was built in 1927 by Gabriele Giussani; thanks to its 29 meters high, it offers a majestic view over Lake Como and of the distant Alps. You can reach the tower with the short ride on the Funicular to Brunate and a 30 minute walk through the picturesque streets of the village. Photo Credits: @j84c
The town of Sorico, located at the northernmost point tip of Lake Como, extends from the mouth of the river Mera to lake Mezzola and includes a part of the Pian di Spagna, skirting the Swiss border. The village climbs the hill, backed by majestic mountains with snow-capped peaks. The perfect destination for outdoor activities such as water sports, boat trips, and hiking amongst beautiful scenery. Photo Credits: IG @carol_chighi
Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como offers one of the most picturesque sceneries in the world. The coast of the lake is studded with charming villages and towns. One of the reasons to come to Lake Como during Winter is to admire the snow-peaked mountaintops of the Alps. The air is crisp, the silvery winter light reflects off the shimmering water and the scene is more stunning than any postcard could illustrate. Photo Credits: IG @ladieffe
Thanks to @travel_hunterz for sharing this enchanting picture of Como's Cathedral, one of the most photographed attractions in the city and a true architectonic masterpiece. During the Festive season the lights go up in the streets and giant video projections are played on the facade of the cathedral and the surrounding buildings. Christmas markets are dotted all around the town center, selling festive food, classic decorations, art and much more.
Today we discover the Alpe of Siusi area, the perfect destination for excursion lovers, unforgettable trips and climbs thanks to his position: 2350 m above sea level. It is located in the heart of the Dolomites and occupies an area of 57 square kilometers, making it the largest upland in Europe. If you are searching for relaxation or naturalistic landscapes this is the right place for you. Photo Credits: @sarah_gill_pandey
Como has become a popular destination for Christmas and New Year: during the Festive days, the city turns into a magical and enchanted place thanks to the Magical Light Festival called "Città dei Balocchi". It is an unmissable event attracting hundreds of visitors from all over the world. In addiction to the light, visitors will be able to enjoy the superb Christmas markets and the Panormaic wheel. Photo Credits: Como Città dei Balocchi.
Northern Italy's seductively beautiful lakes district - in the shadow of the Alps - seems heaven-sent for communing with nature. If you are searching for a natural escape to give yourself a few days of relaxation, Lake Como Region is certainly the perfect destination for you. Picturesque villages, lush gardens, and iconic Villas make this Region the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Photo Credits: IG @hinete
For the nature lovers, in The Lombardy region, not far from Como there is a urprisingly beautiful waterfall called Cascata della Troggia. A fall of about 100 meters of crystalline water, which ends in a small lake surrounded by high rocks. After the bridge over the river Troggia there is a parking from where you can see Cascata della Troggia in the distance and the view is truly breathtaking. Photo Credits: IG @mmaio5
Today we discover Menaggio, the most important center of the west coast of Como. Thanks to its position between the lake and the mountains, it is considered the ideal point for any excursion.This picturesque village is loved for its elegant promenade, the perfect place for a relaxing walk amidst flower beds and colorful houses. Photo Credits IG: @lucacornago
For a cynical eye it is only a small stretch of walk but for couples of all ages it is a great ritual to celebrate when visiting the Lake Como region. We're talking about the suggestive walk of lovers, a pedestrian path that leads to the center of Varenna. In this short path, it is possible to admire the lake, the mountains and the colorful houses perched. And why not, stop for a selfie with a fabulous landscape behind you! Photo Credits IG: @aurelioludovico
If you are planning a trip to Como, enrich your itinerary with a visit at Isola Comacina, the only island on Lake Como. The perfect time to visit the island is in the time span between March and October, thanks to the favorite climate. The Isola Comacina hosts the Church of San Giovanni, a collection of archaeological sites, as well as an inn that was built in 1964 and still offers some relaxation to visitors after a pleasant walk. Photo Credits IG: @elisabrescia
Villa Monastero is an amazing villa near Varenna, on the eastern shore of Lake Como. Thanks to the mild climate, numerous botanic species from all over the world grow and in every season the gardens offers a variety of colors and scents. The building features several rooms, the most outstanding of which is the Fermi Hall, where, in 1954, Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi held many physics classes. Photo Credits: IG @emeline_phipps
If you are planning a visit to Lake Como, you can’t miss to put a visit to Bellagio. This beautiful town is small and compact and it is perfect for strolling and exploring by foot from the waterfront to the narrow streets and walking paths that lead uphill through town. From the tops of these streets you can get picture-perfect views over the rooftops to Lake Como. Amazing! Photo Credits: IG @temistio
Considered the last Gothic cathedral built in Italy, the Cathedral of Como was built in four hundred years between the 14th and 18th centuries. It has a Latin Cross floor plan with three naves and a Renaissance transept, all topped by an imposing dome. The facade is perfectly aligned with the nearby Broletto and the civic tower. The Catherdral is one of the most photographed destinations in the city and a true architectonic masterpiece! Photo Credits: IG gius8.8
Reserved and enchanting. Welcome to Blevio, an ancient village that surrounds the eastern shore of Lake Como. Thanks to its soften climate by the lake, which acts as a precious thermal reserve, the village can be visited on every season. On winters it might happen that the village takes on a typical shimmer of snow on the roofs, with the smoke of the lit chimneys that make the atmosphere really suggestive! Photo Credits: IG @benjournalist
Today we discover the museum dedicated to the scientist Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery. The building, in typical neoclassical style, was designed by Federico Frigerio and was completed in 1927. Located on the lakeshore, it was built to accommodate the instruments and the creations of the Como's genius. You can admire here portraits, medals, personal objects, documents, books. A real treat, especially for science enthusiasts! Photo Credits: IG @miajessjones
Today we discover Lezzeno, a small village of about 2000 people near Bellagio on the western shore of Lake Como. It's famous for the great beauty of its landscapes and views that combine the lush green of the woods with the turquoise waters of the lake and the bright hues of its flowers like geraniums and oleanders. The village offers much to discover, from the park to the characteristic villages and towns on the lake that can be reached by bus or boat. Photo Credits: IG @cala_way
Moltrasio, with ancient origins, is located on the western bank of Lake Como and it was first conquered by the Gauls and passed by the Romans. The sunny position, the mite climate and the splendid villas, made the city a very popular tourist destination, attracting famous people like Gianni Versace who loved Moltrasio and Lake Como so much to buy Villa Fontanelle in 1977. Photo Credits: IG @stephentomisich
Today we discover Lenno, a little country near Como, where you can find Villa of Balbianello, one of the most iconic Villas on the Lake. Since the 1990s, this Villa has made it a cinema location request for numerous international movies including Star Wars and 007. Get lost in the terraced gardens and picturesque rooms: this place will leave you speechless! Photo Credits: IG @temistio.
Today we discover a real jewel outside the most touristic routes: it is the village of Rezzonico, on the western shore of Lake Como. Among the main attractions, the castle built in the 10th century by the counts Torre of Rezzonico, the suggestive arcade of fishermen's houses that descends towards the lake and the picturesque walk along the lake that offers extraordinary views. Photo Credits: IG @_pisolo_
The Lake of Pusiano, or of Eupili (as it was called during the Roman era) located on the Brianza hills, within the Parco del Valle del Lambro. For his natural settings he inspired numerous Italian and foreign writers and poets, such as Monti, Manzoni or Stendhal. Inside the lake is the Isola dei Cipressi, with a private villa and surprising fauna including kangaroos and swans. Photo Credits: IG @j84c
Spring is the best season for visiting the city of Como and its beautiful lake. The clear skies inspired Alessandro Manzoni in his novel The Betrothed, you can breath a vibrant air among the flourishing gardens of the villas and enjoy a boat tour to discover hidden gems like botanical gardens and the iconic mansions immersed in greenery. Photo credits @adrianbaias
Have you ever visited the Comacina island? It is a picturesque island located on Lake Como, reachable only by a ferry from Ossuccio. Here you can see remains of Roman buildings, early Christian remains and remains of Romanesque churches; in fact, many of the findings found are now kept at the Antiquarium. During the Lumaghitt festival, the island is "burned" and the lake is illuminated by thousands of floating candles. Photo credits: IG @mariustrainhard