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"When you look at the sky over Lake Como, it’s clear that God exists."
- Robin Williams
While today it might be best known as a summer retreat for Hollywood film stars like George Clooney, Lake Como has been famous since the age of the Roman Empire. In fact the seminal historians Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger were natives of Como. The lake gained international acclaim between the 18th and the 19th centuries, first with the triumph of the so-called “villa civilization,” and then with the development of the tourist elite and international celebrities. As a result, Lake Como became an obligatory stop for travelers and writers visiting Italy. The long list of those who have written about the lake include Bourget, De Musset, Longfellow, Stendhal, and Flaubert.
Today, Lake Como offers a unique combination of a beautiful natural setting with historic and cultural attractions alongside shopping and spa opportunities. And all of this is concentrated into a relatively small area, making Lake Como easy to explore at your leisure, particularly by boat. Most of the attractions and hotels are located on the coast between Como, Tremezzo, and Bellagio, and you can choose from splashy luxury to more modest hotels.

Popular Lake Como Vacation Itineraries

Our suggested itineraries in Lake Como allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our Lake Como vacation packages make traveling in Italy and neighboring countries hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Lake Como

How can I get around Lake Como?
We recommend taking ferries, which are certainly the most scenic and memorable way to get around. A ticket costs 3-13 EUR, depending on the length of your journey, but there are also day passes ranging from 9-28 EUR. There are some bus services too. There are also taxis of course, whose prices depend on both distance and the time of day.
Where should I stay on Lake Como?
If you want to be in the thick of things, in a busy town, with plenty of locals, then Como town is hard to beat. It's usually the least expensive option too. If you prefer privacy and peace and quiet then close by Cernobbio (so close we still classify it as Como), or one of Tremezzo or Varenna, situated on opposite sides of the Lake, about halfway up, might be best. For a feeling of exclusivity, especially once the daytrippers leave, then Bellagio should appeal. We'll help you decide, based on your preferences.
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