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Lake como in Italy
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on June 17, 2020 Share on

Top 12 things to do at Lake Como

Ever dreamt of going on a vacation with your loved ones to an enchanting place? Like the ones on Disney movies or fairy tales? Lake Como is one of the hidden gems of Northern Italy. Unlike the usual lakes and their shape, Lake Como takes the shape of the alphabet ‘Y’ or a ‘wishbone’ shape. It is one of the most popular lakes in Europe and it is nestled around villages and mountains, the place has brilliant resorts with stunning views that provide a feeling of privacy with luxury. Situated in the northern region of Italy, the climate here is continental. The summer here is neither too hot nor too cold but the winter of Lake Como bites you but still gives a unique experience.

Lake Como
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Things to do at Lake Como

1. Duomo of Como

Duomo of Como is also known as the Como Cathedral. It is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, located near Lake Como. The church is the most famous and one of the main worship places for the people of Como. Built between the 14th – 18th century, this cathedral is an iconic religious building in northern Italy. 

Location: Piazza del Duomo, 22100 Como CO, Italy

Entry fee: No admission fee

2. Villa del Balbianello

Located on a wooded peninsula on the western banks is Villa del Balbianello. This villa is a popular wedding destination across the world. The villa can be reached either by a boat ride or through a short hike while you get a glimpse of beautiful plants and flowers in the colourful garden. Built-in the 16th century, the villa is truly a work of art. 

Location: Via Guido Monzino, 1, 22016 Tremezzina CO, Italy

Entry fee: Entry fee for adults is 20 euros and 10 euros for kids.

Villa del Balbianello
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3. Jungle Raider Park

For those seeking adventure in this beautiful location, we suggest you head to the famous Jungle Raider Park. The park contains seven different paths to choose from where each path is chosen based upon the difficulty of the task. From bungee jumping to less daring this park has got everything for all. Even the tiny visitors have something to keep them occupied at all times. The parks are located at Margno and Civenna and people can choose to visit any of them. 

Location: Bellagio CO IT, Via Piano Rancio, 22030 Civenna CO, Italy & Margno, 23832 Pian delle Betulle LC, Italy

4. Moto Guzzi Museum

Located in Mandello del Lario, Moto Guzzi Museum is exclusively a moto museum that collects all motorcycles and racing machines like Moto Guzzi V8. For all those people who love their car or bike, this museum is a must-visit for them. Visually very appealing, the museum exhibits the history of the motors and developments made in the engines throughout the years. 

Location: 63/67, Via Emanuele Vittorio Parodi, 23826 Mandello del Lario LC, Italy

Entry fee: The museum can be visited by anyone at free of cost. 

5. I Giardini Di Villa Melzi

A stunning botanical garden with a charming view of the lake, marble statues and the villas near the lake is located in Bellagio. This gorgeous garden should definitely be on the list for people travelling to Lake Como. The gardens are beautifully maintained and decorated making it a perfect place to get some photos clicked or to go on walks. 

I Giardini Di Villa Melzi, Lake Como
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6. Charming villages of Lake Como

The city of Como is surrounded by cute villages on all sides. Each village stands distinct in its own ways thus making them a must-visit place to explore the fairy tale land. Walk past these countryside streets and get a glimpse of the vines and creepers covering the bridges and walls of gothic designed houses.

7. Take a funicular ride

Some of the gorgeous breathtaking views of Lake Como can be seen all the way up from Faro Voltiano. It’s a lighthouse located up top overlooking the entire city and Y shaped lake. Take a funicular ride to reach the top and enjoy the view. And when you ready to go down, take hiking path, where you can see the beautiful snow-capped mountains.

8. Relax on the beach

If you are at Lake Como, beaches are a definite yes! Get your swimsuits on and go on date with your loved ones to the beach. Surf, sail, or even go on a boat ride on the clear waters. Some of the fine beaches are located in the central and northern regions of Lake Como.

Speed boating at Lake Como
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9. Enoteca Principessa

Situated in Bellagio, Enoteca Principessa is one of the finest vineyards. Go on a winery tour that allows you to taste a wide range of wine while you learn about making them too. A most popular destination among the Italians, this winery is famous for the friendly tour given by the proprietor themselves who is very passionate about winemaking. Bonus point: You can ship your favourite wines back home without worrying about damages or customs. 

Location: Salita Serbelloni, 16, 22021 Bellagio CO, Italy

10. Castello Di Vezio

Located near the town of Varenna is a castle that was built in the 11th or 12th century. The caste has got an impressive design of the main tower and the entire architecture is said to be amazing for something that was built back in the year. 

11. Villa Carlotta

On the west shore of Lake Como is a small town called Tremezzo. The villa in the town is named Carlotta, after the daughter of Nassau Princess, Marianne after she purchased it. Situated amidst the lush green Italian gardens, a visit to the villa will make you feel like a princess too. 

12. Isola Comacina

Isola Comacina is a small yet beautiful island on Lake Como itself. The island has got restaurants, parks, and gardens for a perfect lunch or dinner date. Post lunch, have a walk among the beautiful flowers planted on the pathways of the garden and inhale the wonderful fragrances of freshly bloomed flowers. 

Lake Como is one of the romantic destinations in Italy known for its view and surreal experiences. The place is truly magical and will make you feel like you are in a magical land too. So what are you waiting for? Travel to Italy with Pickyoutrail by choosing best-suited packages available on our website and fly to the magical kingdom. 

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