Elisabetta Marchesi

A Day on Lake Como, Italy

  • A Day on Lake Como, Italy

Elisabetta Marchesi

A Day on Lake Como, Italy

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Description

With the shape of a large capsized 'y', Lake Como, fed by the river Adda, is considered one of the most picturesque pre-alpine lakes of Lombardy, in Northern Italy. Como, located on the western end of the lake, framed by the mountains, is a pretty town with an ancient history.

This itinerary “Como: A Day on the Lake” is organized in two parts to take advantage of the day as much as possible. In the morning, a short trip with the ferry boat on the line “Navigazione Laghi” will allow you to discover the first part of the western shore of the lake, punctuated with charming villages with little Romanesque churches and luxurious villas overlooking the lake. You can get off at two stops and have time to immerse yourself in the typical atmosphere of the lake. We have chosen two very different villages, Moltrasio and Cernobbio, to help you discover both a place a bit off the beaten track and one of the most touristic resorts on the lake.  In the afternoon, you can go back to Como and have a walk in the historical center of this ancient city, discovering its numerous monuments as well as some of its more typical products.

The programme of the day has been carefully planned so that you can see the most interesting attractions as if you were accompanied by a local guide and have time to enjoy the magnificent views of the lake. The walking is not too much and there are a lot of chances to take a break. You just need a little of curiosity and enthusiasm to discover some of the most beautiful and typical Italian landscapes.