Lake Como is just 45 km from Milan. In shape, it resembles an inverted slingshot.
If you have decided to spend your holidays on Lake Como, daily small unique trips will be the ideal formula for relaxation here. There are many towns on the lake and each of them is worthy of attention. The most popular cities are Como, Lecco, Varenna, Bellagio.
The last two are located in the very center, where all three branches of the lake converge. And the greatest concentration of attractions is also concentrated in the center.
The city of Como is considered one of the most beautiful places on the lake. But the influx of tourists here is also serious. It can take a whole day to see it. And here, indeed, there is something to see.
- The Duomo Cathedral is the main temple of the city, made in the Gothic style. Its construction stretched for almost 4 centuries.
- The Baradello castle has been located on the highest hill since the 12th century. From here a unique panoramic view of the city and the lake opens up.
- Villa Carlotta is famous for its art collections and the decoration of the rooms that have been preserved from the 19th century. The territory of the villa is surrounded by a luxurious garden of 8 hectares, which contains an incredible collection of plants from all over the world. During the flowering period, you can lose track of time here.
The city of Lecco
is located in the southeastern part of the lake. Much in the city is closely related to the name of the Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni. Here he spent his youth and wrote his famous novel The Betrothed I promessi sposi. Every street in this city is impressive. Here you can find both the ancient fortress walls of the XIV century, and luxurious palaces. Be sure to look into the fishing quarter, as well as the northern part of the city, where the ruins of ancient workshops are located. The mountains that surround the town add an incredible atmosphere, making it seem quite tiny. Varenna
is a tiny quiet town. But there are no less attractions here than in Como. Lovers of antiquities will like the ruins of the Castello di Vezio, built in the 11th century. Also, the two luxury villas Cipressi and Monastero are recommended for everyone. Villa Monastero was founded by the monks in 1208. Villa Cipressi is slightly older, built in 1400.
Another city that must be mentioned is Bellagio
. It is located in the very center of the lake, at the intersection of all three branches. It has a very mild climate and abundant vegetation. There are two famous villas near the city - Melzi and Serbelloni.
We would also like to say about Villa Balbianello
. It stands at Cape Lavedo, near the city of Lenno. It is famous, first of all, for the shooting of famous films: "Star Wars. Attack of the Clones" and "Casino Royale"
Every town on Lake Como is worth seeing. With Italia Per Famiglie you can comfortably visit the most beautiful villas on Lake Como, learn their history and feel the incredible atmosphere of Italy. We have been organizing family tours for over 7 years.