In Italy on Lake Como
We know it. You saw some photos of the romantic Lake Como and you fell in love right away. You've booked your holiday on the lake, without a second thought. The date of departure approaches, but you haven't collected any useful information about the area yet. Don't worry, we can help you. Read this short article, we'll tell you all you need to know about the wonderful corner of the World you are about to visit.
Let's start with some technical data. Lake Como, also called Lario, is the third Italian lake for surface (145 km²). It is located in northern Italy, in the Lombardy region, between the provinces of Como and Lecco. Set like a jewel among the Alpine foothills, the Monte Legnone with its 2609 m overlooks it. It has 37 tributaries, the most important of these is the river Adda, which is also the only emissary.
Because of its geographical position, its micro-climate and its breathtaking scenery, Lake Como is one of the most charming Italian landscapes and one of the most popular destinations for tourists from all over the world. Thanks to the variety of its environments, there are many activities that you can do during your holiday. If you come in the summer, you can choose some water-sports such as sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, and fishing, or if you like mountains, enjoy mountain-biking, hiking, climbing and paragliding. Holidays in the winter? From Lake Como you can easily access to the ski resorts of Madesimo and St. Moritz and the thermal springs of Bormio.
Among the most beautiful and prestigious areas of Lake Como there is the Tremezzina zone, which is the triangle between Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna. Bellagio, known as "the pearl of the lake", is a charming village with five-star hotels and fine restaurants and boutiques. Must visit: Laglio, a small town, George Clooney summer residence. Brienno and Argegno then, are among the oldest and most characteristic villages.
Lake Como is also a strategic crossroads between all the beauty of northern Italy. It makes it so its proximity to Milan, Como and Valtellina, and to the borders with Switzerland of Chiasso, Lugano and St. Moritz.
Now you have all the information you need to leave for your dream holiday on Lake Como. Anyway, you still have a little problem to solve: How will you pack all your sports equipment, hiking boots, bathing suit, and a pair of elegant suits for the chic evenings?