The Ultimate Lake Como, Italy Travel Guide
Spectacularly set in the foothills of the Northern Italian Alps is a beautiful blue lake surrounded by palatial villas, blooming bougainvillea & colorful cobblestone towns. A place where the rich & famous go to escape the hustle & bustle of the everyday; trading in the real world for the calming still of the lake and the big city for the elegant, sleepy charm of Italian villages.
Bongiorno & welcome to your new favorite escape:
Where to stay in Lake Como
This Mandarin Oriental Lake Como is what dreams are made of. This 18th-century lakeside estate has stunning gardens and epic views. You enter the hotel via its own lake frontage, in a private enclave that most guests never want to leave, except maybe to explore nearby Bellagio and Cernobbio. This is where I would stay if I were honeymooning in Lake Como!
Must sees in Lake Como
Villa del Balbianello
Olive Oil Tasting in Lenno
Where to eat
Terazza Barchetta, Bellagio
Cantina Folie, Tremezzina
Locanda La Tirlindana
Authentic Italian served in a homey atmosphere lakeside. Order the lemon ravioli – yum!
How to get to Lake Como & getting around the lake
The Best time of Year to Visit Lake Como
The best time to visit Lake Como is the summertime. Because of its location near the Alps, the lake is largely deserted outside of late April-early October. I visited in August and it was just perfect. Not too crowded, warm, with light summer showers every so often (very common on Lake Como).
What to wear in Lake Como
Have you all been to Lake Como? What are your favorite spots?