A luxury vacation spot with heavenly beautiful landscapes and serene atmosphere, Lake Como (aka Lake Lario) has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Julius Caesar’ times. Shaped like an inverted “Y” and surrounded by the Rhaetian Alps, this third- largest Italian lake is situated in the region of Lombardy, about 40 km north from Milan and close to the border with Switzerland.
Nowadays, it is not only a popular tourist destination but also home to many celebrities, such as George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Richard Branson and Brad Pitt who purchased luxury lakefront villas to live here. Lake Como’s gorgeous scenery, private luxury villas and luxury hotels have been used as a venue for weddings and grand events such as the Concorso Eleganza Villa d Este for luxury classic, vintage and modern cars.
This paradisiac place is perfect for relaxing and romantic holiday. Take a ferry or a boat ride to enjoy the magnificent lake views and mountain scenery. Explore its enchanting ancient towns Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo, Menaggio, Cernobbio, Lenno with their cobbled streets, bustling cafes and restaurants, boutique shops and exquisite historic villas like Villa Carlotta, Villa Monastero or the legendary Villa del Balbianello present in several famous Hollywood movies including Star Wars and Casino Royale.
You will find here scenic beaches and plenty of activities: from hiking, sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing to wine or gastronomic tours, savouring fine Italian cuisine in world-class restaurants, shopping for exclusive jewellery, clothes and accessories made of famous local silk.
Join the jet-set to fly in a seaplane high above the mountains or discover local culture and traditions of this amazing land.
Lake Como can be easily reached by train in less than an hour from Milan Central Station (Milano Centrale) and by car approximately within one hour’s drive from Milan Malpensa Airport or Milan Linate Airport.