Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places not only in Italy, but every European country combined. Located in the provinces of Como and Lecco, in Lombardy, Northern Italy, it is a twenty-nine mile long lake which is infamous throughout Italy for its vastness, splendour and for being the location for that Star Wars scene where Anakin Skywalker talks about sand. Seriously, look it up!
In fact, Lake Como is the backdrop for many big budget movies, and it’s not hard to see why. On most days, the rippling blue waters swell and ripple underneath the blazing sun and the vast, green mountains almost look painted into the background. But it is not only the beauty that this place is known for. If you find yourself visiting for a while, there are a number of things you can do to really make the most out of your surroundings.
Rent Out One Of The Beautiful Nearby Houses
Visiting Lake Como is fun, but it’s even more fun if you visit in style. There are a number of large houses to rent in Lake Como, and this gives you the ability to experience as much as you can without having to come back to a slightly humid hotel!
Take A Boat Ride On The Lake
You can’t have the full experience of Lake Como if you don’t actually experience the lake itself. Don’t worry, you don’t actually have to get into the water – especially in the winter, when it’s around -5 celsius – but you can always rent out a boat or take a quick ferry ride from shore to shore. This is a great way to feel the waves beneath you and really experience the atmosphere that Lake Como has to offer.
Have A Cocktail On The Beach
Although the lake is the main feature of this holiday, the beaches of Lake Como come a close second! There are plenty of beautiful beaches to sit and relax under the sun – perhaps even with a little cocktail in your hands from one of the nearby bars!
Experience One Of The Many Musical Events
Dotted around Lake Como are a number of villas that you can visit throughout the year, with the very best available to experience between March and mid-November. These include Villa Balbianello and Villa Monastero, which are historic venues that often host quaint musical events, oozing culture and creativity. This will surely be an unforgettable experience.
Walk Around The Town
Lake Como isn’t just nature and scenery. The buzzing city of Como is located at the southern tip of the lake, and it is the ultimate destination if you want to experience both the past and the present of the province. The past is revealed through the beautiful, historic architecture, whilst the present is inherent within all the souls who inhabit the city throughout the day and long into the night. This is a place where people come together, share experiences and lose themselves in one of the best cities in the world.