Lake Como

Tourist information on the towns of Lario

Lake Como covers an area of 146 km², it has a characteristic reversed Y shape due to the three branches that compose it: Colico to the North, Lecco to the Southeast and Como to the Southwest. The climate is generally mild and humid, favouring the growth of a rich and varied vegetation. Picturesque and characteristic are the towns bordering on the lake, where you can visit the beautiful villas with splendid gardens and go for a romantic walk among flowers and exotic plants.

The best way to discover the beauty of the lake is by navigating its waters. Thanks to the Lario Navigation Service you can admire the towns and villas, letting yourself be charmed by breathtaking views aboard a boat, a hydrofoil or a ferry. At the tables of many restaurants of the area you can appreciate excellent traditional Lake’s Como cuisine, varying from fish to cheese to desserts with perfect lake and mountain combination. For a few hour trip or a long vacation Lake Como always offers you the cues of art, culture and, of course, beautiful landscapes.

Abbadia Lariana

Abbadia Lariana

In this area you can make many excursions and trips: in the hamlet of Linzanico starts the trail that in about three hours of walking gets to Resinelli Flatland, the trail of the Wayfarer starts at Borbino, an ancient trail that connected Lecco to Colico.

Abbadia Lariana

Argegno

Argegno

From Argegno you can climb in the cableway to Pigra (881 mt.) located on a plateau from which a beautiful panorama of Lake Como can be enjoyed. The valley is full of towns and includes noted tourist localities.

Argegno

Bellagio

Bellagio

Bellagio is Lario’s central headland cape of Lario, by far one of the most beautiful tourist places, not only of Lake Como, but of the entire world. Its beauty has been praised, since the 16th century, by Italian and foreign visitors.

Bellagio

Bellano

Bellano

Bellano on Lake Como, is just a few kilometers from Varenna toward Colico, and it stands on a cape, where the vast panorama embraces the lake's western shores, from Menaggio up to Dongo, Bellano is famous for l'Orrido (Ravine).

Bellano

Brienno

Brienno

Brienno preserves its origins of a medieval village, the stone houses based in the water, the narrow streets barely separating the buildings; beautiful porticos, stairways and underpasses make this place a true gem.

Brienno

Cernobbio

Cernobbio

Cernobbio is the starting point for the Lariana Mountains Walk, a fascinating walk along paths between 600 - 1200 meters of altitude, entirely signalled by C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club). The most prestigious villa is Villa d'Este.

Cernobbio

Colico

Colico

Colico is a very important tourist center, and proven by the optimal accommodation resources presented throughout its territory. The winds that characterize this area render the waters of Colico an excellent regatta site - both.

Colico

Como

Como

Como is the city which gives the name to the entire lake, Arriving by train to the Como Lago station, you can easily admire all of the marvels of the city going by foot. We recommend a visit to Brunate and Volta Temple.

Como

Dervio

Dervio

The mountains surrounding Dervio offer plenty of opportunity to take excursions and walks, like those which lead to the Bellano and Nogara shelters, or those which climb Legnone mountain and Legnoncino mountain.

Dervio

Domaso

Domaso

Over time Domaso, being an ancient fishing town, has become the Upper Lake's most hospitable center, rich in campsites and facilities for welcoming tourists, all while maintaining the characteristics of its history intact.

Domaso

Dongo

Dongo

Among the buildings stands out the neoclassic Manzi, today town hall and site of the Museum of the end of the war (Resistance Museum), a building realized by Pietro Gilardoni (1824), a student of Pollak.

Dongo

Faggeto Lario

Faggeto Lario

The Faggeto Lario territory is an excellent departure point for excursions on Bolettone, Pizzo dell'Asino and Palanzone mountains, to visit near the peak of Mount Palanzone the Cave Gugliemo, a cave of karst origin.

Faggeto Lario

Gravedona

Gravedona

Today Garavedona is an important commercial and a summer vacation centre. Among the buildings stands out that which once belonged to the Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, called the palace of the four towers, designed by Pellegrini in the late 1500s.

Gravedona

Comacina Island

Comacina Island

We recommend a visit to the Island on the day of the Sagra dei Lumaghitt, which celebrates St.Giovanni on June 24th with grand illuminations on Lake Como and the mass celebrated on the ruins of the St.Eufemia basilica.

Comacina Island

Laglio

Laglio

Laglio is an excellent starting point for walks along the lake shore, and on the surrounding hills from which a panorama of rare beauty is admired. The slopes that rise above the inhabited area are rich with vineyards and olive groves.

Laglio

Lecco

Lecco

Lecco's fame is connected above all to Alexander Manzoni who, as a child, lived in the 18th-century villa of Caleotto (today the Manzoni Museum), and here was inspired when writing many pages of his book I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed).

Lecco

Lenno

Lenno

Lenno stands on the western shore on Lake Como, enjoys a mild, dry climate, which facilitates the growth of Mediterranean vegetation. It's located in a gulf lovely enough to merit the name Gulf of Venus. We recommend a visit to villa Balbianello.

Lenno

Lezzeno

Lezzeno

Lezzeno stands on the western shore of Lake Como, is also famous for a gastronomic specialty: Missoltini, fresh water fish (shad) - sun dried and grilled. There are many artisan businesses, from the ship yards to car mechanics.

Lezzeno

Lierna

Lierna

Lierna is affirming itself ever more as a tourist site, the quiet and beauty of this land makes it a very esteemed vacation spot, we'd like to point out the Riva Bianca - one the Lake Como's most beautiful beaches.

Lierna

Mandello Lario

Mandello del Lario

Since 1921 Mandello Lario has been the headquarters of Moto Guzzi (Guzzi Motorcycle), one of the most prestigious Italian motorcycle makers, in the territory there are other historical industrial and artesian brands.

Mandello del Lario

Menaggio

Menaggio

Menaggio’s particularly mild climate, ventilated by two local winds known as Breva and Tivano, and its optimal sunny position allows for a surprising and exotic flora along the lake shore. Its supply of receptive and sporting facilities is excellent.

Menaggio

Musso

Musso

Musso is a town rich with history: in the thirteenth century the area was the feud of Malacrida family, allies to the Duchy of Milan. In 1522, Gian Giacomo Medici, called the Medeghino, stormed the castle and enlarged the fortifications.

Musso

Nesso

Nesso

Nesso has many tourist attractions, we recommend the Ravine Cascade, visible from Piazza Castello and from the Medieval Civera bridge on the shore of Lake Como, reachable from the villages of Riva and Coatesa.

Nesso

Pognana Lario

Pognana Lario

Pognana Lario was once famous for its Moltrasio stone mines, this building stone, used by the Masters of Comacini, is characterized by gray-blue streaks. It’s a must to visit the church of San Miro, situated in the hamlet of Rovasco.

Pognana Lario

Tremezzo

Tremezzo

The most famous of Tremezzo’s villas is Villa Carlotta, open to the public, surrounded by a wonderful Italian garden with a graceful fountain in front of the villa’s entrance, box tree hedges, exotic and rare plants.

Tremezzo

Varenna

Varenna

The village of Varenna is articulated in a reticulum of alleys that steeply descend towards Lake Como, where the houses reflect on the water as they do in certain areas of Liguria. Varenna was already famous back then for its white-black marbles.

Varenna

Navigation Lake

Navigation Lake Como

Various theme cruises are organized by the Lake Navigation Management, besides the normal lake navigation service, in July and August, it is possible to take a cruise on the Concordia with restaurant service.

Navigation