Beautiful Sites of Lake Como

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BIif you look at Lake Como on Google Maps, you immediately distinguish it from other lakes in northern Italy due to its inverted shape About 31 miles from Milan, the lake is the third largest Italian lake after Maggiore and Garda. It is also the deepest, at 1,345 feet.

For centuries, this lake, protected by capes, has fascinated vacationers from all over the world.
The charm of the lake lies in the variety of landscapes that can be admired by sailing on the lake from north to south and from one side to the other.

Below we have selected some of the most beautiful places to visit in the Lake Como area. We have put together an itinerary that will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Italy.

Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio is a charming village overlooking Lake Como, which has the property of being exactly at the meeting point in the middle of one arm of the lake and the other. For the uninitiated, Lake Como develops in a part of the territory that forms the shape of a Y

In the middle of the lake rises Bellagio at the confluence of the two branches Como and Lecco.
In the secolo, Although many years have passed, Bellagio has its reputation and its status as a tourist destination of international renown.

Ancient churches, impressive stone stair matters, narrow streets, charming alleys and colorful villas make the village an attractive destination for those looking for a romantic and unforgettable stay.

Cernobbio

The village of Cernobbio is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious places to spend a holiday on Lake Como. Cernobbio’s main square, Piazza del Risorgimento, overlooks the lake and hosts artistic and musical events on various occasions. A beautiful walk along the magnificent lake will allow you to enjoy the beauty of this place with unique landscapes.

Not to be missed in Cernobbio is the Villa D’Este, a sixteenth-century residence transformed into a prestigious opulence hotel. Villa Erba, a nineteenth-century structure that once housed Luchino Visconti, is also worth a visit. Admiring the Villa Bernasconi and the Villa Pizzo, you can look back and taste the flavors of distant and magnificent eras.

Laglio and Moltrasio

Laglio and Moltrasio are an excellent route for an unforgettable excursion to the lake, passing through the villages along the historic Via Regina Vecchia. Laglio, today a town known for its many VIP residences, is a very beautiful village with a spectacular view of the lake. Laglio is also home to Villa Oleandra, an old residence of the Lombard nobility, bought by George Clooney.

In Moltrasio, on the other hand, there is the beautiful Villa Passalacqua, a diamond overlooking the waters of the lake that reflects the style of ancient Greece.

Argegno

Argegno is a medieval village divided in two by the waters of the Telo river. The old town is not only a favorite place for peak and nature lovers, but also offers many fascinating places, surrounded by impressive lake houses. From Argegno you can take the cable car to the Piana di Pigra to enjoy a magnificent view of the countryside.

Varenne

Varenna, once a fishing village, is now a picturesque town and an elegant refuge for tourists on a small promontory on Lake Como at the starting of the Lecco branch. There are many restaurants with a cozy atmosphere, decorated in the name of tradition. This charming village is characterized by typical houses with a variety of very bright and vivid colors. In addition to admiring the castle of Vezio, you can take the so-called “Lovers’ Walk”, a romantic place that marks its visitors and causes unforgettable and lasting emotions. It is also worth exploring St. George’s Square and visiting the St. George’s Church, dating back to the Middle Ages. Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero are also worth a visit because they are two of the most beautiful buildings on Lake Como.

Tremezzo

Tremezzo is a village that offers a breathtaking view of Lake Como, which makes it a must for those who visit the lake area. Located in the middle of the western shore of Lake Como, this village has a natural heritage to discover.

Tremezzo presents many valuable and unique architectural works such as Villa Carlotta, with gardens characterized by azaleas, rhododendrons, Japanese maples, palm trees, cacti, bamboo, orchids and other plants. The park extends over 14 hectares. It is also worth visiting the interior of the villa to admire paintings, sculptures and tapestries.

Lick

Lecco is an industrial city with a nineteenth-century core. The symbolic monument is the Ponte di Azzone Visconti or Ponte Vecchio, which is still in use today. In the historic center is the Villa Manzoni, which until 1818 belonged to the family of the great writer. Among the historical places recognizable in the novel is the Monastery of the Capuchins of Pescarenico.

On the shores of Lecco, not far from Colico, a visit to the Abbey of Piona is not to be missed. This abbey was founded in the 11th-12th century. The Romanesque and Gothic style cloister is magnificent. Here you can buy the delicious Imperial Drops or Imperial Tinta liqueur, which is also produced in other abbeys in Italy.

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

San Pietro al Monte is an architectural and artistic complex of great value in Civate. It stands on a rocky outcrop of Mount Cornizzolo at an altitude of more than 600 m above sea level. An absolute masterpiece is the ciborium of the Church of San Pietro, which goes beyond the altar.

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At the starting of the valley that leads to Lake Lugano, it is the ideal starting point to reach various points of interest: the trails of the Val Sanagra park, the via ferrata of Monte Grona and the climbing wall in the middle of the village and the hamlet of Nobiallo.

From the shore of the lake, it is enchanting to admire the many villages that overlook the shores and the magnificent historical villas surrounded by lush gardens that once belonged to the Italian aristocracy, the nobility of neighboring countries on the other side of the Alps or the high prelates of the Vatican. One by one they visited the lake from the 16th century.

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