Holidays on Como lake
Deciding what to see on Lake Como can be difficult because time does not always allow you to visit the many little town that overlook it.
A good idea is therefore to take the boat of the Navigazione Lago di Como, to make a complete tour of the entire lake.
Along the way you can admire enchanting villas, difficult to observe from the coast, or choose to stop by going down to the villages you meet.
Visit Como lake
The start point from which to explore this branch of the lake is Dongo.
Historic place where Mussolini was arrested at the end of theSecond World War Visit Palazzo Manzi with the Sala D’Oro, the modern Museum of the End of the Second World War, the city churches, jewels of art and history.
Dongo is ideal for beach tourism, with its shallow waters are also suitable for families with children. It is also perfect for water sports, sailing, boat rental.
Starting point for many mountain trails, all well signposted.
Territory of art, culture, historical buildings, sports and nature offers the possibility to anyone to find what he wants, in one of the most picturesque and fascinating places that Italy can offer.
The 12th and 13th century Cistercian abbey of Piona, inhabited by monks, with its church, cloister, gardens, liqueur production.
The Fort of Fuentes, dating back to the Spanish domination, the Fort of Montecchio built be-tween 1912 and 1914.
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Villa Vertemate with 15th century fresco-painted walls and ceilings, wood-paneled walls with fine inlays, the ancient furniture, the vineyard, the orchard, the Italian garden and the chestnut wood.
Il Giardino del Merlo: botanical garden built at the end of the 19th century, the view from the beautiful church of Sant ‘Eufemia on the Sasso di Musso.
Don’t miss its Orrido: a walk in a natural gorge created by the Pioverna river, with potholes and caverns.
Stairs and alleys, the view from the castle of Vezio, Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero.
The streets, the ruins of the ancient castle, restaurants, clubs and ancient villages. The splendid Villa Mylius Vigoni from the 19th century.
Historic village that divides Lake Como into two branches, Villa Melzi with its landscaped gardens, Villa Serbelloni and its park with 18 kilometers of paths.
The elegant Villa Carlotta. In addition, the beautiful Villa Carlia and Villa La Quiete, the Olivelli Public Park.
The eighteenth-century Villa Balbianello with its film panorama. The Greenway, with the postcard landscape and views of a dozen kilometers of walk.
The only island in the entire lake, its ruins of Roman walls, the early Christian and Romanesque religious complexes, the churches of Sant’Eufemia and San Giovanni.
Liberty villas and more ancient testimonies, in the heart of the historical center. A tip … don’t forget a visit to Villa d’Este, Villa d’Erba and Villa Bernasconi.
Visiting Lake Como requires a visit to the city that gives the name to the lake: Como, its many monuments and museums, the lively week markets along the walls of Porta Torre and the Fu-nicular of Brunate. The Duomo of Como, the Palazzo del Broletto or della Ragione, the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, the Tempio Voltiano, Villa Olmo.
ITINERARIESHere are some itineraries not to be missed.
Squares and palaces within the village historic center – Download
Discovering churches of the town – Download
The hamlet towards Mossanzonico – Download
Walk to San Gottardo – Download
The walk to Sasso di Musso – Download
From Dongo to Rezzonico – See route
From Dascio to San Fedelino – See route
Routes of different lengths – See proposal
Among the sports activities that the lake offers you, you will have the full choice!
Tremezzina, Menaggio, Esino, Varenna, Lenno, Bellagio, Val di Bares
Cycling & mtb (bike rental)
Possibility to rent MTB and road bikes
Menaggio crag, Sass Negher crag, Carate Urio crag, Monte Barro crag, Val di Mello
Countless paths of different lengths and difficulties
Countless sport fishing areas, both on Lake Como and in artificial lakes, created especially for this purpose, or sport fishing in mountain streams
Villa d’Este, Menaggio, Lanzo e Carimateaa
Seaplane ride on the lake
Aero Club Como
Punta Spargivento in Bellagio, underwater wall of Villa Pliniana in Torno
Kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, sailing, water skiing
Available in many sports centers on the lake, from Blevio to the Upper Lake: rental, courses and competitions
Possibility to embark on this experience from Mount Cornizzolo, at any time of the year