Lake Como Guide
Lake Como is about 48km (30 miles) north of Milan. It is a romantic and lovely Lake of a shimmering deep blue, spanning 4km (2 1/2 miles) at its widest point.
With its flower-filled gardens, villas that were built for the wealthy families of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its mild climate, it rates as being among among the most scenic spots in Italy.
The best way to admire the lake's many attractions is to take a boat tour and pull into selected ports of call en route for a meal, an espresso, a stroll, or some shopping or swimming.
The lake's name in Latin is Lario, but this name is rarely used; it is usually called Lago di Como (literally "Lake of Como"). In guidebooks the lake may be variously described as "Lake Como", "Lake of Como", or "Como Lake."
While the town of Como is referred to as "Como", the lake itself is never referred to solely by this name. (This is not true of another lake in Italy, Lake Garda, where "Garda" may refer to either a town on its shores, or the lake).
> Como and the Cathedral
> The town of Bellagio
> Cernobbio and Menaggio
Then cruise by boat:
The best way to visit Lake Como is by boat. During the cruise the guide will probably show you the most interesting spots and the most important buildings.
> The Isola Comacina
> Villas and gardens of Lake Como