Is Lake Como THE Holiday Destination for 2017?

Rumour has it that, this year, The Oscars celebrity goodie bag will include no less than five luxury holidays, one of them being to the ever-popular Lake Como in Italy.

With the likes of Sting and George Clooney frequenting this glorious lake, it begs the question: is Lake Como the must-see holiday destination for 2017?

There’s no denying the beauty of the Italian Lake District, and while Lake Garda, which is to the south-east of Lake Como, has traditionally enjoyed popularity with international tourists, in recent years, Como has hit the headlines as a chic holiday destination. While Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes, Como is revered for its tranquillity and features a wooded backdrop that creates a sense of peace and wilderness that makes for a particularly relaxing holiday in Italy.

 

Why We Love Lake Como

Lake Como oozes that authentic Italian charm that is so appealing, with pretty villas lining the banks of the lake, along with tree-lined promenades interspersed by vibrant cafes and restaurants serving fresh fish and seafood.

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Popular destinations surrounding Lake Como are Colico, Como, Lecco, Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna, and most of the popular resorts on Lake Como have lake-view hotels that line the banks, giving you the opportunity to wake up each morning with views of the glistening waters. There are also several pretty lakeside promenades to enjoy, where you can walk or bike, and several hotels offer free bike rental. And during fine weather you can also enjoy a panoramic boat tour of the lake to take in the unspoilt landscape and rare beauty of this unique part of Italy.

 

Sightseeing in Lake Como

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Lake Como isn’t just a place where you can kick-back and relax as it also boasts a wealth of cultural attractions, including many villas and palaces with particularly exquisite architecture. Some of our favourites are Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni and Villa Carlotta. There is also a very lovely church on the outskirts of Como’s Old Town called Basilica Sant’Abbondio, which is designed in a quaint Romanesque style and features two bell towers and precious frescos that dates back to the 14th century.

In addition, thanks to its position in the Lombardy region of Italy, Lake Como can easily be incorporated into an Italy multi-centre holiday, such as a Milan and Lake Como twin-centre holiday or a diverse trip to Rome and Lake Como. Alternatively, if you want to enjoy the diverse landscapes of the Italian Lake District, you can enjoy a touring holiday of Lake Garda and Lake Como.

If you would like to follow in your favourite celebrity’s footsteps and visit Lake Como on holiday this year, you may be interested in one of our tailor-made Italy holidays. We are a “one-stop shop” for all your travel needs and can arrange flights, airport transfers, inter-city transfers and accommodation, and we can also arrange optional tours and activities so that you can make the most of your holiday time, such as a boat tour of Lake Como or a day trip to another Italian resort, such as Bellagio. If you would like to find out more about our customised holidays to the Italian Lakes, you can visit the dedicated section of our website or call a member of our expert team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500.

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