About Lake Como
Information about Lake Como, Lake Como is one of the famous Italian lakeside destinations. It is not far from Milan in northern Italy. Lake Como is long (50 km), slender and extremely deep. Like other beautiful Italian lakes, Lake Como has been popular as a tourist center since the time of the Roman Empire. Since then, visitors have gazed at the blue waters and relaxation in luxurious villas. Today, towns around the Lake Como are packed with tourists, cyclists, hikers and swimmers.
Information about Lake Como
Como is on the main Italian railway-network and trains run frequently from Milan to Como. They leave from Milan Central Station and Porta Garibaldi Station and arrive in San Giovanni, Como’s main station. There is a direct bus service from Bergamo airport to Como, which also stops upon reservation in the towns to Menaggio. The service is called Lake Como Express and is active three times a day. You can read the latest timetables and make reservations on the company’s website. ASF Autolinee operates buses to Como, including trips from Como to Bellagio as well. These are cheap local amenities and a good way to get around without a car.
Vaporetti, boats and buses reach the main towns of Lake Como as well. A frequent boat service connects the central towns, Lenno, Villa Carlotta, Cadenabbia, Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna. One can get a boat to explore the entire lake from Como. Buses run approximately every hour to the west coast from Ronda de Como to Colico in the north-east.
Places around Lake Como
1 Bellagio is a beautiful town in a perfect position on the promontory where Lake Como splits into two branches. In addition, the city is historic and fascinating, with promenades, elegant hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi. The tourist information offices in Bellagio are next to the ferry landing and in Piazza della Chiesa.
2 Como is a lively and welcoming city with an attractive historic center and a picturesque location at the southern end of the eastern branch of Lake Como. Amazingly, the imposing cathedral (Duomo), like most in Italy, was built over a period of centuries, so you can admire the Gothic and Renaissance features, including some fine tapestries and paintings. Moreover, the city’s former cathedral, San Fedele, is another beautiful sight, as is the nine-hundred-year-old high portal, Porta Vittoria, and the Romanesque church of Sant’Abbondio.
In addition, the city’s Art Gallery is also worth a visit. For a short trip out of town, take the funicular to the top of the hill above Como, where you can enjoy spectacular views. In conclusion, if you want to get a taste of contemporary Italian culture, the Como football team plays in a stadium near the lake. Finally, if you are lucky, you could catch a decent football match.
3 Menaggio is a popular tourist destination, with a good variety of hotels. The city is on the western shore of Lake Como and has small stretches of pebble beach. From Menaggio you can reach Lake Lugano or go hiking in the mountains. The city is the base point of exploring Lake. However, tt is also connects with buses and ferry. In short, the Menaggio tourist information office is in the very central Piazza Garibaldi and can provide a lot of useful information on the attractions and activities in the area, including advice on how to walk in the mountains.
4 Varenna is a quiet complex, smaller than Bellagio and also very beautiful. Moreover, You will definitely admire the amazing views from the Castello de Vezio. In addition, the Varenna Tourist Information Office is in Piazza San Giorgio.
5 Lecco is a fairly industrial city and less touristy part of Lake Como, the eastern branch of the lake in the shape of a fjord. However, the city has good public transport and good opportunities for mountain walks.