Lake Como is one of the most popular Italian destinations to go on vacation, not only during the summer, but also during the rest of the year. In this guide we will see and know what the best places to stay on Lake Como, to spend a pleasant holiday and comfortably visit the lake.
The lake has a characteristic shape of an inverted "Y". The two southern branches start from the towns of Como in the west and Lecco in the east and meet at mid-height, where the holiday resorts of Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio are located, to continue in a single branch up to Colico in the north.
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È the third largest lake in Italy, with an area of 146 square kilometers. It has a maximum length of 51 km and about 170 km of coastline where some of the most important Italian holiday resorts are located. The southern areas are flatter, while the northern areas are more mountainous, especially those at the foot of the Alps.
Where to stay on Lake Como
Como: the best place to stay
Como is the main tourist city and a must see on Lake Como, from which the lake also takes its name. There are so many attractions, places to visit and things to do, to allow you to spend long and pleasant holidays at the lake. Como is only 40 minutes by train and approx 1 hour drive from Milan.
This elegant city is the best place to stay for various reasons: it is one of the most lakeside cities easy to reach, has the most wide and varied tourist accommodation offer of all the locations on the lake, there are so many things to do and see, and it's a good starting point to visit the lake and to make numerous excursions.
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It is the best location if you want to find one good variety of accommodation and the best prices. The most beautiful area to visit is the one overlooking the lake, where there are numerous shops, bars and restaurants overlooking the lake. On the lakefront there are also many agencies that carry out ferry excursions to visit the lake.
One of the coolest things to do is take the cable car from Como to Brunate, from where you can enjoy a splendid view of Lake Como. The city is also a good starting point for visit Switzerland. The city of Chiasso, located just after the border with Switzerland, is only 5 km from Como.
Lecco: for families with children and for its beaches