Lake Como is a place of great charm, a corner of the world where nature, art and breathtaking landscapes come together to create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Here are some of the things you can do while you visit this beautiful place, so that you can get the best of your trip!
1. Take a boat trip and admire Como from a different perspective
The best way to fully appreciate the landscapes, views and picturesque villages of the lake is by taking a trip with a private boat, preferably with a driver.
The advantage is that you can navigate very close to the shore (it is forbidden with the public boats), discovering corners, gardens and noble residences that otherwise you would miss.
2. Visit the village of Bellagio – the “Pearl of the Lake”
This small village, also known as the “Pearl of the Lake” for its elegant beauty, is a tangle of narrow alleyways and steep steps, overlooked by old houses, bars, restaurants and elegant shops.
What makes it truly unique, however, is its position: Lake Como has the shape of an inverted Y and Bellagio is located exactly in the middle of the 3 branches. Reach Punta Spartivento, the end of the promontory on which it is located, and you’ll get a view that no other point of the lake can give.
3. Enjoy water sports and have fun in the water
Lake also means, especially in summer, baths, sun, sports and fun! You can practice several water sports on the lake, like kayaking and stand up paddle.
There are no equipped beaches but if the beach life is too quiet for you, you can always try adventurous activities: kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, boards or sailboats can be hired and what is certain is that fun is assured.
4. Learn the secrets of falconry in the Castle of Varenna
The village of Varenna is a picturesque fishing village, with colorful houses, located on the eastern shore of the lake.
On the promontory behind it, stands the Castle of Vezio, an ancient military outpost where every afternoon intriguing demonstrations of falconry are staged … overlooking the lake! You will have the chance to watch a beautiful show in an evocative place and with a breathtaking view.
5. Admire the beauty of Tremezzina and its stunning views
It is a gentle walk of about 10 km, which crosses the Tremezzina and the neighboring villages, taking you to discover villas, gardens, ancient villages and wonderful natural views.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo has an amazing pool in the lake!