Come to discover Lake Como

Como Lake, also called Lario, is the deepest and most famous Italian lake. Ideally situated in the centre of the alps, it has always been highly appreciated by visitors coming from the north that find a glimpse of the Mediterranean sea in between the mountains. Visitors coming from big cities, on the other hand, can find peaceful and quiet refuge, an oasis of tranquility. The Lario exhibits three branches in a curious upside down 'y' shape. It is characterised by the wonderful and fascinating scenery with thousand different shades: blue and green water, snowy rocky profiles, luscious forests, stone built villages between the frail lake side and the mountains, ancient villas and small villages rich of history and culture.

Il Lario

The bright location, mild weather, and rich greenery combined with the splendid panoramas is the basis of the interesting historic descriptions. The numerous local cultural and folkloristic events make lake Como a unique destination, capable of hosting guests and vacation lovers of relax, sport, entertainment and food.

Sport & Nature

Lake Como is without a doubt the ideal destination for athletes. For trekking, nordic walking and cycling lovers, every day adventure awaits thanks to a wide variety of itineraries and paths.


Vistalago is situated near numerous golf clubs located in luscious green hills. The golf camps of Lario offer paths for both experts and amateurs with the desire of discovering the pleasure of this sport.

- Villa d'Este, historic and well-known villa Golf Villa d'Este

- Carimate & Monticello, where international golf competitions are held.

- Menaggio & Cadenabbia, centennial and scenographic.

- Lanzo, immersed in a chestnut and beech tree forest.

- Lecco e La Pinetina, picturesque and technically challenging.

Excursions and Visits

Many suggest that Lake Como is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world: The wide variety of locations, the diversity of leisure activities (perfect both for business and pleasure), coupled with the proximity to Malpensa's Airport, Milan and Switzerland makes this place a unique and convenient destination.

Como is a Roman city full of very ancient traditions, founded more than two thousand years ago. It is a vital centre where history, art, and culture are combined with the industry and the silk market in a breath taking scenery.

Must see destinations include the Dome, the Romanic churches, unique monuments, the elegant Villa Olmo, and prestigious art shows and cultural events.

For the museums and art passionates, we suggest also to visit: the Archeological Museum, the "Civiche raccolte d'Arte" art gallery, the famous silk museum, the Voltiano temple and the new biking museum.

The city is also famous for the production of silk, making it a landmark shopping destination for the connoisseur.

Como is also the point of departure for pleasant boat excursions.

It's impossible to be in one of the most famous lakes in the world and not to try a themed boat trip, especially the fascinating aristocratic villas trip. Located along the lake are extraordinary monuments in luxurious gardens, and the beautiful Villa Carlotta equipped with an immense botanic park, which is today the destination of visitors coming from all over the world.


We suggest you visit some of the numerous lakeside villas, today transformed into big hotels, congress centres or vip residences:

- Villa Olmo, Como.

- Villa Melzi, Bellagio.

- Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo.

- Villa Balbianello, Lenno.

- Villa Mylius Vigoni, Menaggio.

-Villa Cipressi, Villa Monastero, Varenna

Finally, in Como it is possible to witness fun wine and food tasting experiences in various agritourisms and traditional inns carved in the rocks. These include the most exquisite foods that the territory has to offer like the famous "polenta uncia" and the "missoltino".

Culture & Events

Como is a cultural city, where many great famous people lived, from Plinio il Vecchio to Alessandro Volta, among many others, from Manzoni to Stendhal, that described the uniqueness of this destination in their works. In Como, tradition and history live in the several museums and most famous monuments. Como culture focuses on the present moment. Villa Olmo holds the most famous works of art by highly regarded artists in exhibits of international recognition, assembled with taste. Villa Erba and its park host congresses, events and concerts and in the beautiful Teatro Sociale della città musicisti, ballets, actors and singers alternate in a season rich of plays and performances.