The third largest lake in Italy (145km2), Lake Como (or Lario) is fed by the river Adda and 36 smaller rivers. It is one of ... More
The third largest lake in Italy (145km2), Lake Como (or Lario) is fed by the river Adda and 36 smaller rivers. It is one of Lombardy's most beautiful spots. It lies between Brianza and Valtellina like an upside down "Y" and so has three distinct sections: the Colico stretch to the north with its mountainous and varied shores, the Lecco stretch to the east with its bare, rocky shores, and the arm of Como with gentle, green banks. Historically, the lake has been a place of transit since ancient times (in proto-historical times there was a road that ran along the crest on the western side of the lake). Remains of the various cultures and peoples that have lived there throughout history have been found around it: villas, sanctuaries, chapels and monasteries lie all around its lovely surroundings. Villa D'Este at Cernobbio, the ancient church on Comacina island, Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo, Bellagio, Piona abbey, the small hamlet of Varenna, Como and its monuments, the ancient mule track of Mount Bisbino, the wide views seen from Brunate are just some of the many attractions the shores of the lake offer to tourists and artists. Besides the standard visits by car, the ferry lines of the lake's transport company offer superb views of the lake.
The long, narrow lake offers breathtaking vistas at every turn. Wonderful for swimming, boating and biking - lots of trails for mountain bikes and paved roads for street bikes. The only problem is the really busy road that runs along the lakeside - make sure you get a hotel which is on the lake side of the road --- otherwise you will be left facing the road and taking your life into your hands each time you try to cross!
Pleasant Lakefront Hotel housed in historic 1830 villa, maintaining classic interior features in public areas & guest rooms. Amenities:Air Conditioning
(In Room). Television (Cable/Satellite). Daily Maid Service. Safe (In Room). Balcony/Terrace. Mini Bar. Hotel Details:45 Rooms / 4 Floors. ...
The Barchetta Excelsior is located right in the city center on Comos main square facing the lake. It is situated
on the town main square overlooking the lake. Renowned for its fine restaurant since 1893, the hotel was totally ...
Right on the top floor there is the roof garden with an amazing view of the lake and mountains. Part
of the hotel has been renewed in the last few years, and the other part in old style furniture ...
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