Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy. A glacial lake covers a huge area of 146 square km (56 sq mi) and is one of the most famous lakes in the world for its recreational facilities. The lake branches and forms a so called three-armed shape, creating a very long shoreline, providing space for many tourist attractions.
A popular tourist destination, Lake Como offers a variety of activities: sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are loved by those, who crave adrenaline. The visitors love to relax in spas, on the beach and by playing golf or tennis. The luxurious villas are open for public and serve as the museums.
Taking one of the many hiking routes will introduce to the beautiful nature and rich wildlife. Another great way to explore the lake and its many villages, scattered around it, is by the ferries. The lake and its surroundings look unique from different towns. Therefore, a trip to Lake Como can provide a very rich experience.
Why to go there?
For the striking views, many activities and fresh fish, served in a number of restaurants around the lake.
When to go there?
Lake Como drops in a Mediterranean climate zone, therefore the weather is mild all year round. Summer is the best time to go for the water activities.
How to get there?
Lake Como is a short drive from Milan and Bergamo. Get there by bus or car. Trains come here from The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
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Lead photo by Pat Kofahl
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