Cernobbio not far at all from Como, at the foothills of mount Bisbino (1325 mt.), has always been a very famous and renowned tourist centre. Since the early decades of this century, Cernobbio has been a favourite vacation place for wealthy family from Como and Milan, testimony to this would be the large number of villas and gardens spread throughout the territory. Today, Cernobbio has adapted itself to the needs of a mass tourism, by creating an efficient accommodation organization, protecting nature, offering its visitors a beautiful lakeside promenade adorned by lovely fountains.
Cernobbio is the starting point for the Via dei Monti Lariani (Larani Mountains Walk), a fascinating walk along paths between 600 - 1200 meters of altitude, entirely signalled by C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club). From the town you can reach monte Bisbino (1325 mt.), in the peak of which stands a sanctuary from the 1500s. After Rovenna at an altitude of 600 mt., is the Buco della Volpe, a cave with connections underground water connections.
We recommend the famous Villa Erba, today a prestigious multipurpose centre, which hosts events, it was constructed in 1898, adding to the already existing Villa Nuova; a medieval monastery stood on that area. Among the churches, merits a visit the Parrochiale Primitiva (Primitive Parish) dedicated to Saint Vincenzo, squeezed between the picturesque alleys of the village's most antique quarter.
The most prestigious villa is without a doubt Villa d'Este, today transformed into the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este. The first construction was erected in 1589 for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, following the designs of the famous architect Pellegrino Tibaldi. Back then it was called, the villa del Gàrrovo, from the name of the torrent that here flows into the lake. The complex was purchased, in 1814, by the Princess of Wales, who, believing herself to be a descendant of the illustrious Este family, renamed the villa with this name.
Moltrasio is situated on the western bank of Lake Como and extends from the waters of the lake to the slopes of Monte Bisbino, its sunny location and mild climate have made Moltrasio a popular holiday destination.Moltrasio
Dried Shad (Agone), called Missoltini or Missultin, were at one time a precious food for inhabitants of Lake Como, the particular processing allowed them to be conserved for more than a year, excellent traditional Lake Como cuisine.Lario Cuisine
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