Lake Como Holidays
Picturesque and relaxing
Lake Como holidays offer a relaxing and incredibly scenic break in Italy, and boast idyllic landscapes of rugged mountains, rolling green hills, tranquil blue waters and quaint lakeside towns and villages. Just 30 minutes from the bustling city of Milan, the holiday retreat of Lake Como dates back to Roman times, and has long been a favourite haunt of writers and artists - well known for its' magnificent villas and gardens.
Rugged mountains, scenic valleys and sparkling lakes
Holidays in Lake Como have a unique setting, located in the pre-Alps, and offer an extremely pleasant sub-tropical climate. Lake Como itself is the deepest lake in Europe, 50km long and made up of three branches - Colico, Lecco and Como. Holidays in Lake Como are focused in and around the central towns of Bellagio, Tremezzo, Cadenabbia and Menaggio, with Como and Lecco also popular destinations. Each town in the holiday resort of Lake Como can be accessed by a good bus and ferry service, and there is a wide choice of hotels to suit all tastes, ranging from small and budget-friendly to luxurious and grand, boasting majestic views overlooking the lake. The palatial villas and stately gardens add an air of sophistication to holidays in Lake Como, and elegant steamers which travel up and down the lake create a charmingly atmospheric scene
Picturesque and tranquil, sophisticated and elegant
A holiday in Lake Como combines spectacular scenery and beautiful landscapes, with impressive villas, stately gardens and picturesque waterfront towns. Lake Como holidays give visitors the chance to stroll around medieval towns lined with cobbled streets, tour churches, cathedrals and museums, and parade along elegant promenades against the scenic backdrop of the lakes and mountains. Activities to enjoy whilst on holiday in Lake Como include waterskiing, windsurfing and sailing, and the mountains offer plenty of opportunity for walking, hiking, horse-riding and cycling.
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There is no shortage of sightseeing attractions and day trips from Lake Como. Cosmopolitan Milan is only 40km away from Lake Como and of course the Swiss border is only a few minutes away. Take the time to cycle or hike around the amazing countryside, the city of Como with its historic centre should not be missed.
There is a variety of pubs and bars all with interesting names such as Pub Hemmingway or the Tartaruga disco in nearby Villa Guardia. Como itself has a wide range of bars and restaurants and becomes the centre of the social scene as the evening draws in.
Lake Como Weather
Lake Como offers mild temperatures all year round with summer weather that is never unbearable. The hottest months are June, July and August with temperatures just reaching 30C. From May until September the temperature will not usually dip below the 25C mark making exploring the area and cruising on the lakes a comfortable pleasure. The sunshine levels during the summer months are on average around nine hours per day. Winter temperatures in Lake Como are also reasonably mild and will fluctuate from around 5C to 12C in December.