• Valtellina Food Tour : Lake Como and Mountains discover – Private tour

    Valtellina Food Tour : Lake Como and Mountains discover – Private tour

    Valtellina tour is a journey in the magic world of the mountains. Surrounded by Rethian and Orobic Alps, Valtellina is an east-west oriented valley in which culture, as evidenced by its ancient palaces and churches, nature, with its beautiful valleys and mountains, and fine typical italian alpine food and wine create a quaint and relaxed scenario that gifts…

  • Tuscany&Umbria food tour from Rome

    Tuscany&Umbria food tour from Rome

    Take this day trip from Rome to explore two of the most appreciated Italy’s regions and their own renowned local products; wine, olive oil and food. You travel through the beautiful Italian countryside and can enjoy spectacular views around Valdorcia in Tuscany and lake Trasimeno in Umbria region. The best of Tuscany and Umbria at…

  • Lake Como & Wine Tour in Valtellina Valley – Full day

    Lake Como & Wine Tour in Valtellina Valley – Full day

    Valtellina is one of the hidden gems of northern Italy just two hours drive north of Milan. If you are a wine lover, this is an extraordinary destination to visit. Valtellina is the largest terraced area of vineyards in Italy with its 2,500 kilometers of picturesque vineyards built over the centuries and now a UNESCO…

  • Bernina train and Swiss Alps. Departure from Desenzano

    Bernina train and Swiss Alps. Departure from Desenzano

    Discover the enchanting beauty of the Alps on board the highest train in Europe with an expert guide. Through breathtaking landscapes you will arrive in Switzerland in the tourist town of St. Moritz. Here you can taste delicious desserts or go shopping in luxurious shops. • 2-hour and 20-minute train ride • English explanation on…

  • Italian Espresso

    Italian Espresso

    This one is pure Italian travel, covering all the big bucket-list destinations of Venice, Florence and Rome, plus the smaller charms of Pisa, Verona, and Siena. We’ll ooh and aah over antipasto & chianti, dine on regional specialties in local trattorias, boat through the canals and islands of Venice, and explore the architecturally magnificent city…

  • Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina’s home with tasting in Como

    Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina’s home with tasting in Como

    Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local’s home, learn the secrets of the region’s most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the local home cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes.…

  • Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina’s Home in Lecco

    Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina’s Home in Lecco

    Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of the Italian cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have…

  • Bellagio & Varenna – The must-see places in Lake Como

    Bellagio & Varenna – The must-see places in Lake Como

    You cannot leave Lake Como without having visited its “pearl” and its “diamond”: Bellagio and Varenna.Bellagio is a one-of-a-kind location, also thanks to its position: from there, one can embrace the horizon almost completely! After visiting it, you will do a fantastic boat tour on the centre of the lake, where the views will leave…

  • Lake Garda Hiking – Multi day private excursion (2 to 6 days)

    Lake Garda Hiking – Multi day private excursion (2 to 6 days)

    A multi-day hiking tour on Lake Garda means traveling around the biggest Italian lake, its Mediterranean climate and its nature. This hike has a special meaning, not only for nature but also for culture, heritage, hospitality and food. Thanks to the local knowledge of our guides, you will have the opportunity to live and enjoy…

  • Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Como

    Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Como

    Located on the southern shore of Lake Como, the luxurious city of Como is among Italy’s most scenic destinations. Get a feel for Como’s charms on this private, 2-hour walking tour. From its pretty piazzas and its lakefront to its medieval houses and its white-marble Duomo, you’ll want to bring along a camera to capture…

  • 4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan

    4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan

    Visit four of the must-see lakes in the Italian Lake district as well as the city of Verona, on a 4-day tour from Milan! With a mix of free time and tours, explore the tranquil hideaway of Lake Orta, mountain-framed Lake Maggiore and glamorous Lake Como. Discover elegant lakeside towns around Lake Garda – Italy’s…

  • A panoramic wine tasting on Lake Como

    A panoramic wine tasting on Lake Como

    The enchanting surroundings of Como, on lake Lario, are dotted by small, charming villages, vineyards, green declivities; they also feature ancient traditions such as wine-making, which take advantage of the natural characteristics of soil and sun exposure. This exclusive guided tour will allow you to get in touch with this tradition, by visiting a small,…

  • 7-Days Italian Lakes and the Dolomites Tour from Milan

    7-Days Italian Lakes and the Dolomites Tour from Milan

    7 days and 6 nights leaving from Milan. You’ll have the chance to discover the most important lakes of the northern Italy: the small Lake Orta, the refined Lake Maggiore, the luxurious Lake Como, the amazing Lake Garda. Trip by boat on the main lakes and visits of beautiful towns such as Como, Bergamo and…

  • Daily ticket for Lake Como Adventure Park

    Daily ticket for Lake Como Adventure Park

    Thanks to this pass you can use all the paths of the adventure park at an extremely advantageous price!Attention: for opening hours, always check our website or write to us before making a reservation.

  • Lake Como & Lugano Day Trip from Milan with Hotel pick up

    Lake Como & Lugano Day Trip from Milan with Hotel pick up

    Leave Milan on an air conditioned coach and in just one hour you are in Como visiting the historic center and have a boat cruise if one hour.The tour continues with a panoramic coach ride on the side of Lake Como, admire the lakeside villas and the breath-taking scenery before cross the Swiss border and…

  • Private trip to Como half day

    Private trip to Como half day

    See the wonderful views of the Como lake in a very comfortable car or van.Enjoy the views and breathe the atmosphere of the real Italian lifestyle.

  • Private Cooking Lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola in Bellagio

    Private Cooking Lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola in Bellagio

    Just a few minutes drive from Bellagio, an elegant restaurant in Bellagio is home to the award-winning imaginative Chef Luigi. Chef Luigi is humble and energetic as he talks about using local ingredients and teaches his hands-on pasta cooking class in his family-owned restaurant. Before the class, relax for a moment with a cup of…

  • Cooking Class with a Chef in Bellagio

    Cooking Class with a Chef in Bellagio

    Welcome to Bellagio, one of the most famous villages in the world, located on Como Lake. Enjoy a 3-hour hands-on cooking class in a family-owned restaurant followed by a full gourmet 3-course lunch. Aperitifs and wine or beer is included.Once at the restaurant, relax for a moment with a cup of coffee or a cappuccino…

  • Valtellina Food & Wine tasting full day tour

    Valtellina Food & Wine tasting full day tour

    A  full day tour to discover the tastes and flavours of Valtellina: visit to an  old grocery store dated 1883,  wine tasting experience at two  historic  wineries plus lunch at a Michelin starred restaurant.

  • Learn How to Make Homemade Pasta in Bellagio Area

    Learn How to Make Homemade Pasta in Bellagio Area

    Imagine you could show your family and friends back home not only your photos of Lake Como, but also your new cooking skills… We can offer you a full-immersion experience of Italian and regional gastronomic traditions and culture: your will get a hands-on opportunity to understand how to cook and present one of the most…

  • Dongo/Gravedona/Domaso to/from Malpensa Apt (Private transfers)

    Dongo/Gravedona/Domaso to/from Malpensa Apt (Private transfers)

    Fast and safe transfers, with professional drivers and modern and full equipped private taxis and minivans. You can get a private transfer from Como Lake to Malpensa Airport or Malpensa Airport to Como Lake, depending on the booked option.We operate airport transfer services in Lake Como Area since 1982!!!ALL OUR VEICHLES ARE CLEANED & HYGIENIZED…

  • An exclusive cooking class in Bellagio, on lake Como

    An exclusive cooking class in Bellagio, on lake Como

    Bellagio is the shining jewel of lake Lario, standing at the heart of it, where the three branches connect to one another. Amazing views, mild climate and art treasures merge in an uncompromising balance. Here, you will experience an exclusive cooking class, held by a young chef whose creativity has been awarded several times. In…

  • Lecco Food Tour

    Lecco Food Tour

    This Lecco culinary tour provides food-tasting experience that allows you to get to know Lecco and its people in an authentic manner. As you walk and eat, a guide offers an insider’s view of the history, culture, and architecture of the city. When booking, you have the choice of a morning 2.5-hour tour or an evening…

  • Como city & Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo private full-day tour

    Como city & Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo private full-day tour

    This full-day tour will show you the most important attractions of Como like the Cathedral, the San Fedele Church, the medieval city walls and towers and will bring you in the particular atmosphere of the charming Como lake town. After a short break for lunch, we will take a speedboat to Tremezzo (the duration of…

  • E-bike Tour to Breglia with view above Menaggio

    E-bike Tour to Breglia with view above Menaggio

    Our destinations are where you dream of going when you’re on the ferry looking up at the lake cliffs. Now you can say you’ve found the way there!People always wonder how you reach those churches that look like dots from the ferry – perched right on the edge of the lake’s cliffs. They hold so…


All about Lake Como

When to visit

Lake Como is popular with A-listers (and celebrity-spotters) in the summer, so spring and fall are the best times to avoid the crowds and enjoy the area’s lush gardens and mild microclimate. In October, you can also experience the medieval Palio del Baradello, a historic reinactment that features costumed processions, games, and banquets. The most famous event of the year, however, is the Feast Day of San Giovanni (June 24th), is marked by a twilight boat procession and fireworks.

Getting around

Trains run directly from Milan to the towns of Como, Lecco, and Varenna. From there, an efficient local bus and ferry system can take you to the other major lakeside towns. You can also travel between towns (or head to a villa) in a taxi or taxi boat. The hills surrounding the lake offer some of the most scenic cycling in northern Italy; you can rent a bike or e-bike at agencies in the main towns all around the lake.

Traveler tips

Lake Como offers some of the most spectacular hiking in Italy’s northern Lake District, but most trails up to the peaks that line the lake shore require a good map and strong calves. The Greenway is an easy alternative suitable for more casual walkers and active families. The flat, scenic route hugs the lake for 6 miles (10 km) and passes through seven of the prettiest lakeside villages, making it simple to break up your walk into short legs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Lake Como so special?

Surrounded by mountains that offer an ever-changing backdrop throughout the year, Lake Como boasts dramatic beauty and offers plenty to do. The same scenic charms you see today have enticed visitors throughout the ages—apparently the area was popular even in Roman times—and the lake’s history adds to its appeal.

How many days should I spend in Lake Como?

You can easily while away a week in the area around Lake Como, but if you’re here outside of the peak summer season, you can probably experience it in just a couple of days. Base yourself at a lake town like Como, Bellagio, or Varenna, and travel to nearby villages by boat.

Which part of Lake Como is the most beautiful?

Bellagio and Varenna are considered the most beautiful towns on Lake Como. But well-known beauty attracts crowds, and that’s not such a beautiful thing. Hilltop Brunate is calmer and offers lake views from above, while the lake’s northern stretches feel wilder and rustic, free from the day-tripping hoards.

What is there to do at lake Camo?

Explore by boat. Take photos. Swim at a lake beach. Eat all the food. And, if you have time left, consider a hike. The route from Brunate to Montepiatto or the Wayfarer’s Path (Sentiero del Viandante) both offer views of the lake that most visitors don’t get to see.

Is Lake Como or Lake Garda nicer?

It really depends on what you like. Both lakes are big and beautiful, but Lake Garda feels a little more laidback; at Lake Como, the vibe is more opulent villas and A-list celebs. In terms of views, food, and overall charm, the two lakes are actually very similar.

Can you swim in Lake Como?

Absolutely, you can swim in Lake Como. That said, you would only want to do this during the hot summer months. The important thing is to stay safe, so enter the water from a lake beach and stay close to shore. Treat your swim like a cool-down dip rather than exercise.