Lake Como is relaxing, adventurous, historic,
and awe-inspiring all at the same time. We hope you fall in love with the area as much as we have. Below, you’ll find a curated list of recommended places to have a bite, grab a beverage, and see everything the Italian coast has to offer.
Nicknamed “the pearl of Lake Como”, Bellagio is one of the most celebrated villages on the lake. Around the city, you’ll find a colorful historic center, winding alleys filled with boutiques and restaurants, magnificent gardens and parks such as Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi, quintessential Italian neighborhoods like Pescallo or San Giovanni, and impressive historical sites like Basilica di San Giacomo, which was constructed roughly 1,000 years ago. Many celebrities have villa’s in this town, George Clooney and Madonna to name a few.
Located on the eastern shore of the Lake, Varenna is an ancient fishing village built into a steep hillside and is home to around 1,000 residents. The area boasts colorful houses and cobbled streets with castles, churches, museums, and a botanical garden. The city has a number of hiking trails that culminate in beautiful views of the lake. It has been called “the most photogenic place on Earth”, in case any of you are into Instagram.
Navigating this village is simple with over 90% of Tremezzo situated along the edge of the lake. The city is peppered with shops, restaurants, and neo-classical buildings with expansive gardens. Its more notable locations include Villa Carlotta and The Church of Saint Bartholomew, which was constructed in the 12th century and features baroque-style artwork and decorations.
We want to suggest some fantastic restaurants with delicious food to fully experience the Italian life and its incredible food during your stay.
ALLE DARSENE DI LOPPIA
Elevated Italian Cuisine
RESTAURANT LA PUNTA
ENOTECA CAVA TURACCIO
Local Cuisine, wine specialist
Pizza, Mediterranean Cuisine
When in Italy, do as Italians do and have an Aperol Spritz or a glass of wine while nibbling on some local cheese and cold cuts before dinner.
LIDO DI BELLAGIO
There is so much to visit on Lake Como, and the best way to move around is by ferry or, on a more fancy note, by Riva boats. We recommend buying a hop on/off ticket, and visiting Villa Balbianello is an absolute must!
Lake Como is the ideal location for all water sports, including kayaking and water-skiing, but it is also ideal for hiking, with several trails offering breathtaking views.
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