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Lake Como

Lake Como, also known as Lario, is the third largest of the Italian lakes and, with a maximum depth of approximately 410 meters (448 yards), is one of the deepest lakes in Europe.

Its characteristic shape, reminiscent of an inverted Y, results from the melting of glaciers combined with the erosive action of the ancient Adda river. This led to the formation of the two southern branches, in the midst of which there is the world popular Bellagio.

Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como provides one of the most picturesque sceneries in the world. If you’re going to visit the Italian lakes, you’ll be surprised to learn about the many things to do in Lake Como.

What can you do on Lake Como?

1. A day trip in Bellagio, Varenna or Como city

The entire perimeter of Lake Como is studded with charming villages and towns. The most popular destinations are definitely Bellagio, Varenna and the city that gives its name to the lake, Como.

So,what is the best town to stay in Lake Como?

If you are planning to visit Lake Como for 3-4 days, I would choose a town in the central part of the lake (such as Bellagio) because the boat service will easily allow you to reach other popular villages such as Varenna, Tremezzina or Menaggio in a matter of minutes.

If you are visiting Milan, well, I would choose a town where you can easily get by train such as Como, Varenna or Lecco.

2 .Take a Boat Trip

Jump on a boat and reach your favourite destination:

Boat trips and tours are something that I’d definitely recommend to anyone who wants to experience Lake Como at its best.
 
Whether you are visiting Lake Como for a day or staying longer, jump aboard a boat, relax and reach your favorite town: Bellagio, Varenna, Como, or maybe one of the historical villas on the shores of the lake.
 
If you are traveling with your better half or with your friends, take a private boat tour and experience, Lake Como, at your own pace.

3.Relax on a Beach

Discover the best beaches around Lake Como:

Discover the best beaches around Lake Como
If you’re visiting Lake Como in the summertime, don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful beaches on its shores.
 
Beaches in Lake Como are the perfect place to relax during the hot summer days, and in some cases, they also give you the opportunity to go sailing or windsurfing.
 
Beaches can be found in every corner of Lake Como, but if you’re looking for clean and pure water, I recommend you to head toward the central and northern parts of the lake

4. Visit a Historic Villa

A guide to the best villas and gardens:

If you come to Lake Como between mid-March and mid-November, you’ll be able to visit Villa Balbianello (Tremezzina), Villa Melzi (Bellagio), Villa Monastero (Varenna) and many other historic residences overlooking the water.
 
A paradise for those who love gardens in bloom and magnificent historic residences!
 
Sometimes these villas have special openings even in low season, so if you are planning to visit Lake Como in winter you’d better take a look at their official websites.

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