Activities

A day trip to Milan from Como is only a 40 minute train ride, so if you the time to visit this historical city, rich in cultural heritage be sure to put it on your list. Counted amongst its more famous attractions is the Cathedral with a capacity of 40,000, Da Vinci’s famous Last Supper, shopping mecca, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La…

The Kilometer of Knowledge (Chilometro della Conoscenza) is a path on the western shore of Lake Como - a kilometer long - that starts from Villa Olmo, crosses a bridge through the municipality of Serre,…

The Greenway" is a leisurely and pleasant walk between Colonno and Cadenabbia following traces of the Antica Strada Regina, the antique connection road was built by the Romans. This 10 km long itinerary leads through ancient villages with wonderful examples of architecture, along villas and gardens with charming views.

Located 30 km from Lake Como, Bergamo is the second most visited city in Lombardy after Milan. It is widely acknowledged as a city of rare beauty famous for its artistic treasures and enchanting medieval atmosphere. Bergamo is comprised of two distinct areas: a bustling…

One of the most walked and photographed passageways in the heart of Bellagio that is home to fashionable boutiques, restaurants and a variety of shops. This is just one of the many narrow streets that can be explored affording riveting views of the town and lake.

The Gorge, created by the river Pioverna, is a natural canyon where giant bowls and incredible caves have been carved out by the water over the centuries. A concrete footbridge allows visitors to admire this beauty from an extremely unique…

The waterfall Cenghen (or Waterfall Valley Monastery) is located at an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level. This waterfall is crossed by the waters of the stream Zerbo and, with a height of about 50 meters. The waterfall is easily reached by a short walk along the Val Monastery. Starts at Fraction Linzanico…

Sighignola is a mountain of the Como Prealps, located on the border between the Italian region of Lombardy and the Swiss…

Located north east of Lake Como’s uppermost reach is the Valtallina Valley that is home to some of the most spectacular mountain and valley hiking, rock climbing and bouldering. The area is supported by a number of Rifuggii …

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A prominent natural arch located in Formazione di Esino is a unique opening on the side of a mountain. It is a relic of a previous large karst system in the…

The walk of lovers is a short pedestrian path cantilevered over water in Varenna. It affords romantic views of Lake Como, the mountains, and the small village with its colourful houses perched at the foot of the cliff which is crowned at the top by the Castello di Vezio. The red fenced promenande in Varenna, with its steep alleys…

Photo: Lido di Cadenabbia

Beach club, restaurant, pool and tour services all available at this one of the more popular "Lidos" on Lake Como. Treat yourself to some sun and a long drink under an umbrella. The Lido di Cadenabbia offers tourists the…

Photo: Lido di Bellagio

Located between Bellagio and the gardens of Villa Melzi, Lido Belaggio offers a beach equipped with gazebos and sun beds for relaxing in the sun, and provides a catering service for a light lunch. In the…

Photo: Lido Villa Olmo

There are numerous natural beaches along the shores of Lake Como but for those who prefer to swim in a pool, consider this location next to famous Villa Olmo where you will also find restaurant and bar services.

Montepiatto is a small settlement of houses scattered in the mountains above Torno. After a windy path a several steep staircases, you'll be awarded with beautiful views of…

A spectacular balcony over Lake Como, this hike will reward you with some of the most breath taking views of the lake. Monte Bregagno can be reached by first going to the town of Breglia by car or by bus. From there you can hike to Rifugio Menaggio, and up to the top of Bregagno after passing the Chapel of S.Amate.…

Located on one of the most picturesque locations on Lake Como (open from 9 to 7pm daily). The pool area and sun deck offer a splendid panorama of the lake…

Swiss town located less than an hour away from Como on a glacial lake of the same name. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Its main square, Piazza della Riforma, is ringed with pastel-colored,…

A UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of a holy road and sanctuary on a "Sacred Mountain". The path combines art and spirituality consisting of 14 chapels that recall the mysteries of Rosario, a pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages. Winding along a pebbly path,…

Photo: Indomita Valtellina River

Valtellina and the river Adda are waiting to give you a unique experience with nature and landscape via raft, canoe or kayak. You can paddle the rapids of one of the most exciting rivers in Lombardy— the scene…

Switzerland on a smaller scale with 120 models of houses, castles and monuments in an open air park. The models have been recreated authentically with great attention to detail and include sites such as the Heidi Village in…

Monza is best known for its Grand Prix motor racing circuit, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which hosts the Formula One Italian Grand Prix. But less known is the 1693 acre park it is located in which features gardens and a…

The Prim’Alpe Visitor’s Centre is the starting point for this interesting trail near Canzo. The hike is easy, even for young aged children. During your trek you will meet elves, gnomes, the drunken donkey and other many interesting figures,…

A beach with free entrance. Rent sun loungers with side table for € 5.00 all day add € 3.00 for umbrella. The beach is a popular gathering spot and can be quite busy in the summer. Consists of sand, and…

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Inside Como’s walled city are many pedestrian friendly squares. Explore Piazza Fedele’s cafes or restaurants in an ambiance that is a bit more quiet than the Piazza Duomo.

A paradise on Lake Como!. The beach is part of Juancito Restaurant, equipped with deckchairs, sun beds and umbrellas, overlooking the wharf with snack bar service. Swimming, water sports and boat excursions available. Outdoor tables allow for…

Riva Bianca beach in Lierna is one of the most beautiful beaches of Lake Como. Its name is due to its wonderful white small pebbles and it is near the old district of Castello di Lierna. Easy to be reached…

The upper region of Lake Como is a perfect place for cyclists featuring quiet paths away from traffic, surrounded by greenery within the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna, in Valtellina…

Photo: T Spa Grand, Hotel Tremezzo

At T Spa – super-stylish for its design and materials, with spectacular panoramic views over the Lake. Admission and treatments are reserved for the Hotel's Guests only. The ultimate blend of care, professionalism and harmony. T Spa at Grand Hotel Tremezzo offers treatments from one of the world’s most exclusive,…

Photo: Lido di Menaggio

The Lido di Menaggio’s position right on the lake is one of the best in the area and includes two swimming pools, (adult and toddler) a sandy beach, three restaurants, its own brewery, kids activities and volley ball. Ample…

Monte Palanzone is a mountain 1436 meters high--only second to Monte San Primo in the area. It can be reached in several ways but the most populare is from Como via the funicular to Brunate, location of the…

Crespi d’Adda workers’ village is a UNESCO site: a modern vision of the ideal city built around the life of local manufacturing companies and the family. It is an outstanding example of a type of a working class village developed between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These workers’ village were present in Europe and North…

Photo: Golf Club Villa D'Este

A beautiful 18-hole course designed by Peter Gannon which winds its way through chestnut, ash and pine trees sheltering golfers even from the intense August heat. Villa d'Este is considered one of the most challenging and difficult par 6…

Monte Legnone is the highest peak in the immediate Lake Como area. The view from the top is definitely unforgettable. Monte Legnone is 2,610 metres high making it the highest peak in the Lake Como area. It is located at the north end of the lake, but its recognizable pyramid-like peak is visible from almost anywhere on the lake. It usually…

Photo: Lido di Lenno

Lido di Lenno features a modern and well equipped beach service. Direct contact with the golden sand gives the guest total well-being and a sweet sensation of stillness. Gazebos, beach…

This waterfall originates from a cave at the bottom of the Palio Costa, near Morterone in Val Taleggio. There is also a popular pool deep enough for those who wish to brave a jump. The Enna can be visited along a spectacular…

Resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland and host to the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948. It is a popular destination of the upper class and international jet set, as well as one of the…

Bormio’s origns are inextricably linked to its thermal waters which have been renown for their curative powers since ancient times. The baths at Bagni Vecchi, Bagni Nuovi and Terme di Bormio, are among the more…

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