Ringed with palatial villas, manicured gardens and snow-capped Alps, Lake Como is one of the most popular day-trip destinations from Milan, and a star of the Italian lake district.
Most visitors come to Lake Como via the attractive resort town of Como. Take a wander through the town’s arcaded streets and shops, then buy a gelati ice cream and cool your heels under the trees in the lakefront gardens.
While you’re here, don’t miss the chance to go for a lake cruise – who knows, you might even see local resident George Clooney relaxing in his garden! Alight at Bellagio, an even prettier town than Como, with impressive terraced gardens and lakeside walks.
Great guide. Very knowledgeable and clear in her explanation. Unrushed.
Fantastic tour, we would do it again. Very comprehensive and it took us to a part of Rome not seen before. Great selection and we especially enjoyed our visit to the market and the delicatessen, wonderful photo opportunities too.
Our guide, an young American lady was fabulous, very passionate and a wealth of information. Will mention to a travel group in our area.
Highly recommended, we will do it again
Lake Como is 45 km (28 miles) north of Milan. The lake forms an inverted ‘y’ shape, with the town of Como on the tip of its south-western arm. Other scenic towns on Lake Como include Bellagio, Bellano, Menaggio and Lecco.
Trains run regularly from Milan to Como, the trip takes just an hour, and you need to alight at the Como Lago stop. High-speed hydrofoil ferries cross the lake from Como to Bellagio (around 45 minutes), and on to the lake’s northern tip at Colico.